The Omega Epsilon Ocean Engineering Honor Society at the University of Rhode Island is sponsoring a job fair at the URI Narragansett Bay Campus on March 7, 2014 from 2-4 PM at the Coastal Institute. Omega Epsilon is comprised of juniors and seniors in the Ocean Engineering program. Given the specialized nature of the industry, the society is working to put students and potential employers together. Omega Epsilon is asking for assistance in making this annual event even more of a success than it has been in the past. They are providing booth space free of charge to interested companies. They are also looking for people willing to speak to students about their specific company, or about careers in the Ocean Engineering industry in general. It also gives students who are just starting their careers a chance to interact with those who are already established. For more information on this great event, please contact Courtney Rocha at (firstname.lastname@example.org) for more details.
Co-produced by the National Council on Science and the Environment and led by experts from the Stimson Center and the Elliot School of International Affairs.
Join us on October 8 to examine the potential security and ecological ramification of increased Arctic transit. I am honored to be part of the panel moderated by Elizabeth L. Chalecki, PhD, Visiting Research Fellow, Environmental Security Program at the Stimson Center and including Captain Charles L. Cashin, III, Military Fellow, U.S. Coast Guard, Council on Foreign Relations; and Robert Huebert, Associate Professor, University of Calgary.
The (not so) hypothetical scenario: The Russians open the Northern Sea Route for regular ship traffic.
Potential for Conflicts in the Arctic
October 8, 2013
1:15 pm to 2:25 pm ET
Register at: https://www1.gotomeeting.com/register/273025560
About 200 people are registered to date.
In an age where few areas of consensus exist for any environmental issue, the sea-faring nations of the world have agreed that the best hope for addressing the economic and environmental devastation wrought by invasive species inadvertently transported in the ballast water of large merchant vessels is the successful, global implementation of effective ballast water treatment technologies. Driven by incoming U.S. and international regulatory requirements, ballast water treatment systems are projected to be a 35 billion dollar industry world-wide between now and 2020. As you’ll see in the linked press release, our client Ecochlor, Inc. of Maynard, Massachusetts has just signed contracts with International Shipholding Corp. (“ISH”) for the retro-fitting of several of its fleet with Ecochlor’s ballast water treatment systems, starting now through the end of 2016. ISH, with its subsidiaries, is the owner and operator of the largest US flag fleet of cargo vessels, so its selection of Ecochlor and its cutting-edge technology is a major accomplishment. Attorneys in Verrill Dana’s Maritime and Business & Corporate groups, including Harlan Doliner, Elizabeth Myers, Mark Googins, Dennis White, are very proud to have played a role advising Ecochlor in these transactions. We congratulate Charlie Miller, Tom Perlich, Peter Bollier and all of their Ecochlor team for their industry-leading achievement.