Green Boats and Ports IV

green Boats and Ports Banner - Dates August 29 to August 30, Portland Oregonn
August 29th, 2018 to August 30th, 2018
Portland, OR


Oregon State University and the University-National Oceanographic Laboratory System (UNOLS) invite you to join representatives from academia, government agencies, and private industry to discuss current and future environmental sustainability of ships, boats, and ports.  Previous workshops held in 2012, 2014, and 2016 opened a dialog on marine sustainability topics and initiatives.  This workshop will continue these discussions and help our community better understand resources and practical solutions available to maximize the environmental sustainability of our existing and future vessels, support facilities, and ports. 

The workshop will be 1½ days long, with invited presentations from marine architects, designers, builders, private businesses, representatives of Federal, State and local agencies, and international sustainability experts.  Presentations will cover topics such as port sustainability and best practices, emerging green technologies and initiatives, propulsion and fuel efficiency, emissions, ballast water treatment, waste management, recycling, and best practices for environmental sustainability.  Progress on greening initiatives within the UNOLS fleet will be reported.  An evening poster session is planned with a reception and dinner, and all participants are welcome to provide displays.

Meeting Location:

Portland Marriot Downtown Waterfront
1401 SW Naito Parkway
Portland, OR 97201

Funding support for the workshop is provided by the UNOLS federal sponsors (NSF, Navy, NOAA, BOEM, and USGS) and OSU’s College of Earth, Ocean and Atmospheric Sciences.