NOIA Seeks Nominations for Safety in Seas Awards Competition

NOIA Awards Logo_FinalFor Immediate Release: Monday, January 4, 2016
Contact: Nicolette Nye, (202) 465-8463,

Washington, D.C. -  The National Ocean Industries Association (NOIA) is accepting nominations for the 2016 Safety in Seas Awards competition.  The Safety in Seas Awards honor excellence in offshore safety culture and practices.

"Even during tough times brought on by low commodity prices, safe offshore operations remain the primary goal of our members. The safety culture approach to conducting operations offshore is a core value industry-wide and is highly encouraged by regulators.” said NOIA President Randall Luthi.

NOIA confers two distinct safety awards annually to recognize excellence among those who, by their actions, design or influence, have contributed to improving the safety of life offshore.  The Culture of Safety Award honors overall organizational immersion in and commitment to safety, which has resulted in remarkable, measurable, and sustained safety performance over a prolonged period of time. The Safety Practice Award recognizes specific technologies, approaches, methods or projects with direct and demonstrable impacts on improving safety. Nominations for the 2016 Safety in Seas Awards are being accepted through Friday, February 19, 2016.  More information on the Awards and nomination forms are available online here.  Nominees must be NOIA member companies.

An independent selection committee will determine the nominee from each award category that has made the most important contribution to safety of life offshore.  The 2016 NOIA Safety in Seas Awards will be presented in Washington, D.C. during the association’s annual meeting to be held April 20-22, 2016.

About the Safety in Seas Awards

In 1972, a submersible accident took the lives of two divers from the Harbor Branch Oceanographic Institution, Inc. The tragedy illustrated the ever present threat of life and property as the vast ocean resource is explored and developed. Acknowledging the significant contributions made by these men and other modern-day pioneers in their pursuit of the ocean frontier, Compass Publications, Inc., publishers of Sea Technology magazine, established the National Ocean Industries Association Safety in Seas Award in 1978.

 About NOIA

NOIA is the only national trade association representing all segments of the offshore industry with an interest in the exploration and production of both traditional and renewable energy resources on the nation’s outer continental shelf.  NOIA’s mission is to secure reliable access and a fair regulatory and economic environment for the companies that develop the nation’s valuable offshore energy resources in an environmentally responsible manner. The NOIA membership comprises about 300 companies engaged in business activities ranging from producing to drilling, engineering to marine and air transport, offshore construction to equipment manufacture and supply, telecommunications to finance and insurance, and renewable energy. Learn more at

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