The European Commercial Marine Awards
- The European Commercial Marine Awards
The European Commercial Marine Awards (ECMAs), incorporating the Innovations Showcase that attracts entries from across Europe, recognises the depth of excellence in commercial marine and celebrates the outstanding individuals and innovative companies that comprise this vibrant and productive industry sector.
Young Persons Development Award and Maritime Best Project Award are new additions for the ECMAs at Seawork 2018.
A new bursary for career development and marine civils award to recognise achievement in these sectors, to celebrate the 21st year of Seawork
In addition to the ECM Awards for Maritime Professional, Sustainability, and Lifetime Achievement, two new awards are introduced for 2018.
The ECM Maritime Best Project Award will be presented to a company or organisation operating within the commercial marine and workboat sector, for challenges in marine civils or vessel operations.
Submissions for this award could include any marine civil engineering project, from refurbishment, improvement to new build of jetty extensions, breakwaters, port & harbour development and maintenance, dredging, coastline and estuaries, including beach reprofiling and replenishment, coastal flooding and sea level rise, marinefoundations, offshore structures, underwater construction, scour protection, coastal erosion, public access works, sea outfalls, drilling and piling, cable and pipelaying, bridge inspection and repair amongst others.
Many of these activities involve the coming together of a range of different contractors and services – contractors, project managers, workboat operators and charterers, barges, jack-up barges, cranes, surveyors, hydrographers, marine surveyors, diving services to name but a few. Each project often requires many companies working together.
The ECM Young Person’s Development Award offers young people, from 17 – 30 years of age who are currently studying to work or just starting a career in the Maritime Industry, an opportunity to achieve industry recognition and a bursary to help further their career. Mercator Media is offering a bursary worth up to £850 (or equivalent value in relevant currency) to help one young maritime student, apprentice or trainee further advance their career.
To enter all you have to do is make a short video showing us why you should win the ECM Young Person’s Development Award 2018; the video could showcase projects you have completed or are currently working on, or that demonstrate your passion for the industry. The video should be between 1 minute and 3 minutes long and accompanied by a few words to explain what you would spend the bursary on, and how it would help you in your career.
The winner will receive the bursary, a trophy and an invitation to the exclusive ECMAs awards ceremony at Seawork on Tuesday 3 July.
To submit an entry, visit the Awards section at Seawork.com and fill out the ECM Young Person’s Development Award form. Entries open on 30 April and close at 12 noon on 11 June 2018.
The awards take place early on the opening evening of Seawork - Tuesday 3 July. Following welcoming drinks and canapes, the first part of the evening sees the presentation of the coveted Innovation Showcase Awards with the overall winner being presented with the Spirit of Innovation award. The second part of the evening moves in to the European Commercial Marine awards themselves with the presentation of the new ECM Best Project Award and ECM Young Person’s Development Award along with the ECM Maritime Sustainability Award and the ECM Maritime Professional of the Year Award, culminating in the ECM Lifetime Achievement Award.
The awards ceremony is held on site at Seawork in the spectacular waterfront glass restaurant, overlooking the Seawork Marina in Mayflower Park. An important part of the annual Seawork show, the ECMAs attract over 400 attendees including exhibitors and their guests.
This prestigious event provides great opportunities for networking, making it a 'must do' social event in the diary for all Seawork exhibitors.
The showcase of entries for the ECM Innovation Awards gives visitors the opportunity to see the latest in products, services, projects and vessels introduced to the market by Seawork exhibitors in the past 12 months.
2017 Spirit of Innovation award winner – Blueye Robotics from Norway – won the prestigious ECM award for the Blueye Pioneer, the deepest underwater consumer drone on the market that can dive to depths of 150 metres.
Co-founder & Chief Global Strategist of Blueye robotics, Christine Spiten, commented, “Winning the Innovation Award at Seawork really gave us some attention – both customers, job applicants and interested investors referred to the award! The Blueye Team is now preparing for mass production, going from prototype to the final version that will be shipped to customers in 2018”.
The Innovations Showcase is open for submissions from both Seawork exhibitors (free), and non-exhibitors (fee applies).
For more information see: Innovations Showcase
View the 2017 winners and Jury comments here
Criteria for the European Commercial Marine awards:
The ECM Maritime Best Project Award is a new award category for 2018, presented to a company or organisation operating within the commercial marine and workboat sector, for challenges in marine civils or vessel operations. The ECM awards jury makes the final decision from nominations received.
The ECM Maritime Sustainability Award is awarded to a company or organisation operating within the commercial marine and workboat sector, which demonstrates outstanding focus in its environmental and sustainability efforts. The ECM awards jury makes the final decision from nominations received
The ECM Maritime Professional of the Year award celebrates exemplary individuals within the commercial maritime sector.
Anyone can be nominated as long as they work for a Seawork Exhibitor. All that is required are 200 words detailing why you think the nominee is worthy of the award, plus a picture of them. The award is voted on by the public.
The ECM Lifetime Achievement Award is presented to an individual operating within the commercial marine and workboat sector, who throughout their career has shown outstanding work and focus. A closely guarded secret – the award is announced and presented on the evening of the awards.
To nominate a person / company for any of these awards, please email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Award title - please place the title of the award you are nominating for in the subject field
Nomination: please state your nomination and include your reason for why they have been chosen in the email text (at least 50 words)