Tuesday, January 29, 2013

AUSMEPA Ship Membership, a flag of quality for Oceangas Services Australia

AUSMEPA is delighted to have Oceangas Services Australia and Geogas in our Ship Membership program.

To acknowledge quality shipping AUSMEPA operates a Ship Membership Scheme which rewards quality shipping trading to Australia by presenting them with a certificate and an AUSMEPA flag to be used in Australian ports.
It is internationally recognised that the owners and operators of quality ships understand the importance of protecting the marine environment and many take steps beyond the requirements of the international conventions and codes to ensure maximum environmental protection.
When presented with their AUSMEPA Ship Membership certificate and ship flags Kate Graham, Operations and Commerical Analyst at Oceangas Services Australia Pty. Ltd. said,
"Oceangas Services Australia chose to become Ship Members of AUSMEPA as we believe in highlighting and understanding the importance of protecting the marine environment. Our ships are able to fly the AUSMEPA flag in Australian ports which is instantly a sign that they have a good safety and environmental record. The fact that revenue generated from the ship membership scheme is used to further develop AUSMEPA's educational programs is also a great appeal.”

AUSMEPA is proud to be associated with ship owners and operators like Geogas who are committed to ocean health.

To be approved as an AUSMEPA Ship Member it is necessary to demonstrate a good safety and environmental record. If you own a quality ship operating in Australian waters you may wish to consider Ship Membership with AUSMEPA. You can find out more here


Seabird Rescue Workshop, New South Wales MDC, Eden



If you are in South Australia on Tuesday March 19th you might enjoy this Dune Care Seminar but be sure to book in early as seating is limited.

Marine Discovery Centre, (MDC), 416 Seaview Rd,Henley Beach 


  • 9.30am  Welcome & Introduction
  • 9.45am  Overview of the MDC and current coastal issues
  • 10.25am Ms Elaine Facchino from NGS Super
  • 10.30am Morning Tea - provided
  • 10.50am Ms Heidi Taylor from the Tangaroa Blue Foundation - Australian Marine Debris Initiative: Presentation. Marine Trail including litter survey
  • 12.00 noon Mr Rata Luckens & Mr Garry Griffiths: NRM Officers: MDC Dune area. What’s happening? What are we aiming to achieve?
  • 12.30pm Lunch - provided
  • 1.00pm Heidi – continued      Analysing Data Sheets: How can they be incorporated into existing Dune Care/Marine Trail activities?

  • 1.30pm MDC Marine Scientists: Ms Nicole Mertens. Stormwater & sediment analysis - link between catchment and coastal issues

  • 2.00pm Mr Carl Charter - Feril or Peril? explores both marine pests and species of conservation concern. Resources are available - including website, ID cards, posters and a booklet 

Please R.S.V.P. to Ursula by Thursday 14th March 2013
via email: UQuack-Weatherley@star.catholic.edu.au or ph: 8356 8943


Monday, January 7, 2013

Prestigious Maritime Services Award Commendation for AUSMEPA

During late November AUSMEPA was proud to join a delegation of almost 500 maritime industry members to receive a Highly Commended’ Award at the Lloyd’s List Australia Shipping & Maritime Industry Awards (click here) at a Darling Harbour venue.

AUSMEPA was recognised in the Maritime Services category for exceptional achievement to any service sector of the Australian maritime industry. 

Receiving the commendation on AUSMEPA's behalf, Julie Nash had some playful interaction on stage with the evening's Master of Ceremonies, Lauren "Barbara" Hutton. With Lauren's permission Julie was able to obtain the microphone for a moment to thank sponsors and members for their support and Lloyd's List for the honour of joining category winners, Sea Swift.