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JOB POST: Quiet Sound Program Director

Seattle, WA The Quiet Sound Program Director is responsible for leading the management of the program and acts as the primary face of the Program to stakeholders and the public. Quiet Sound is overseen by an Advisory Board with representative of key member entities from the Work Groups, including tribes, federal agencies, state agencies, industry, ports, and nonprofits.Priority applications are due June 25th, 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.

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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 GL, 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.


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