The Marine Board identifies research needs and provides a forum for exchange of information relating to new technologies, laws and regulations, economics, the environment, and other issues affecting the marine transportation system, port operations, coastal engineering, and marine governance.
Formed in 1965, the Marine Board is an internationally recognized source of expertise on maritime transportation and marine engineering and technology. In response to requests from sponsoring agencies or on its own initiative, the Marine Board serves the national interest by providing evaluations and advice concerning the ability of the nation's marine and maritime industries to operate safely and efficiently and in an environmentally responsible manner.
As part of TRB, the Marine Board both enhances and is supported by TRB's standing committees, particularly those involved with ports and channels, inland water transport, planning, and the environment. The Marine Board coordinates and works closely with other boards of the National Academies in areas of mutual interest.
Inquiries regarding the Marine Board and TRB marine transportation activities should be directed to Marine Board Staff Director, Scott Brotemarkle,.
NEWS AND RECENT ACTIVITIES
2016 Marine Board Call for Nominations
The Marine Board of the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine is seeking nominations for new members to be appointed to 3-year terms that would commence on November 1, 2016. There will be a number of vacancies on the Board and there is particular interest in candidates with expertise in the following areas:
- Maritime Safety
- Naval Engineering / Naval Architecture / Vessel Technology
- Coastal Engineering/Coastal Infrastructure
- Seaport and Maritime Security
- Risk and Safety Assessment/Reliability Analysis
- Offshore Oil and Gas Operations/Development
To nominate individuals for this opportunity, please complete the nomination form
by June 15, 2016