We are now in a crucial transition in energy, globalization, regulation, and technology. Marine Environmental Engineering Technology Symposium 2001 is jointly sponsored by the American Society of Naval Engineers and the Society of Naval Architects and Marine Engineers to stimulate exchange over a wide variety of recent challenges and opportunities along the theme “Engineering for a Sustainable Marine Environment”. This symposium should be a must-attend for commercial and government ship operators, designers and maintainers, as well as marine environmental regulators.
Wide-ranging topic areas will include both public and commercial ship operations; environmental processes, equipment and technologies; energy management; non-indigenous aquatic invasive species; environmental life cycle management, cost and certification; successful outreach, education and training strategies; and regulations and their impact at all levels. Presentation tracks are planned for Environmental Policy and Regulations, U.S. Navy-Specific Environmental Issues, Aquatic Nuisance Species/Ballast Water, Waste Reduction & Management, Oil Pollution Prevention, and Main Propulsion & Emissions. There are already six other countries included in the program. “MEETS 2001” will take place in Arlington, Virginia, May 31st and June 1st.