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JOB POST: Joint Innovation Project Manager

Washington Maritime Blue is hiring a Project Manager for joint innovation projects. The priority deadline to apply is Wednesday, January 26. The recording of the info session can be reached here. Use the password: nm5S!N5L

Application instructions are included in the job description.

Maritime Blue is Finalist for Build Back Better Award

Washington Maritime Blue was chosen from more than 500 nationwide applicants for initial funding and is the only finalist from Washington State to now compete for once-in-a-generation funding of up to $100 million of $1 billion in the U.S. Department of Commerce EDA’s challenge.

Our Maritime Blue Accelerator and its Impact

Our Program Director, Josh Carter outlines some of the impact our accelerator has had over the past two years including some thoughts from our ecosystem partners. Check out the post by clicking the button on the left.

Maritime Electrification Workshop Report

Workshop report for the September 15, 2021 “Maritime Electrification for Utilities Workshop” hosted by PNNL, MARAD, Washington Maritime Blue, and DNV.

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. 

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.


R&D Pathways for

Maritime Energy Solutions