The Marina Industries Association (MIA) is proud to announce the launch of a new and important Environmental Partnership with BMT, a leading international design, engineering, science and risk management consultancy.
As the MIA’s first ever Environmental Partner, BMT will draw on its rich history and heritage as a maritime specialist to help the sector address new challenges, particularly as they relate to environmental stewardship and addressing risks and opportunities from decarbonisation and climate change.
MIA members understand their role as local environmental custodians and the positive impacts that they can have in creating and maintaining a pristine environment. This partnership will provide direct support to industry through educational opportunities, leadership and the sharing of environmental information and best practice.
In announcing the partnership, MIA CEO, Suzanne Davies said, “We are very proud announce this Environmental Partnership, it makes a lot of sense for our marine based industry. It is very fitting to be partnering with BMT who has provided so much support to industry over the years. BMT will be integral to helping industry develop solutions that continually improve environmental outcomes and I see this as a great opportunity for our members to exploit the wealth of knowledge that resides in the BMT team.”
Greg Fisk, BMT’s Global Lead for Climate Risk and Resilience, noted, “BMT has had a long association with the MIA supporting environmental initiatives such as the Clean Marina Programme. Our new role as Environmental Partner represents a fantastic opportunity to continue to work across the industry and to build greater awareness of contemporary environment and climate issues.”
Recognising its role as a member and sponsor of the MIA for nearly 10-years, BMT will continue to provide commentary on environmental issues as part of the MIA’s publication ‘Waterline’ and industry leading participation at MIA events, conferences, and seminars, as well as supporting a range of commercial maritime clients and collaborators.
Greg Fisk added, “The opportunity to partner with the MIA as their exclusive Environmental Partner is a chance to make a difference by helping to facilitate a more practical understanding of these issues for marina owners and operators, as well as inform steps to build capacity for greater resilience in the future”.
The MIA recently developed a new online anytime Environmental Best Practices course designed as an induction course for all marina employees. BMT has provided expert review and input into the course and is the first of many initiatives that the two organisations will work on together.
MIA President Andrew Chapman commented, “Partnerships such as this one, enables the MIA to have more impact and achieve greater outcomes than we could acting alone. It demonstrates to all stakeholders that the industry is united around improving environmental outcomes and we are very grateful and proud to be working with an organisation that is of the calibre of BMT.”
The MIA encourages its members to support those businesses which provide additional support and commitment to the industry through their support of the MIA, by considering their partner products and services when contemplating supplier and purchasing decision.
Credit to: Marina Industries Association