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Annual Report 2020/21
Over our 2020-2021 fiscal year, Maritime Blue has focused on enriching program and project delivery, fostering leadership, and creating the necessary infrastructure to deliver on our mission.
NEWS RELEASE: Finnish Ambassador visits Tacoma and Maritime Blue
Tacoma, WA – Finland’s Ambassador to the US, Mikko Hautala, visited the Center for Urban Waters and the Tacoma Maritime Innovation Incubator on September 14. Finland and Washington State have been in discussions over the last several months regarding the advancement of port innovation, marine health, and the blue economy.
JOB ANNOUNCEMENT: Maritime Blue is hiring an Operations Manager
Maritime Blue is hiring an Operations Manager to support organization-wide communications, facilities, and staff team. In addition, the Operations Manager will spend half of their time assisting the Quiet Sound Program team. Priority deadline for applications is October 1, 2021.
NEWS RELEASE: Silverback and PURE Watercraft Awarded Historic Vessel Contract
Seattle, WA – It was announced on April 6th, 2021 that two companies from the Washington Maritime Blue Innovation Accelerator were awarded a contract to build a pump out vessel for the Port of Lopez. This vessel was purchased through a generous grant from the National Fish and Wildlife Foundation and will serve as the first all-electric pump out vessel for the port.
QUIET SOUND: A proposal to reduce impacts to Orcas
The goal of the Quiet Sound program is to better understand and reduce the cumulative effects of acoustic and physical disturbance from large commercial vessels on Southern Resident Orcas throughout their range in Washington State.
BLUE WAVE: What’s New
with Maritime Blue
A quarterly news update on all that is going on within Washington Maritime Blue, its members, partners and affiliated programs around the globe – all working to accelerate innovation and grow the blue economy for a sustainable maritime industry.
WA Recycled Paper Barging Study w/ Decarbonization
Washington Maritime Blue, in collaboration with Impact Washington and DNV, announces the release of a report (‘Recycled Paper Barging to Washington State Mills’) examining barging options for supplying wastepaper feedstocks to Washington State recycled containerboard mills. An associated study (‘Zero Emissions Barge Feasibility Study’) explores opportunities to accelerate decarbonization through batteries for short sea shipping.
Annual Report 2019/20
Over just this first year, Maritime Blue has driven capital investments toward a clean energy future, has convened partnerships to accelerate innovation and entrepreneurship and is consciously building the trust with communities that is necessary to develop an equitable and just twenty-first century workforce.