BY APB Staff on 28 Sep 2023

IEMA’s mission is to decarbonise the planet’s waters through innovation and sustainability.

International Electric Marine Association

A new non-profit organisation called the International Electric Marine Association (IEMA) is being officially launched by its founding members at the Yacht Club de Monaco on Saturday, 30 September 2023.

The IEMA is a US-based industry-backed association advocating for national and international policies to promote zero-emission throughout the recreational, service, public transportation, and maritime freight sectors by 2050. IEMA says it intends to accelerate the planet’s transition towards a safe, resource-efficient, and low-carbon society.

The launch event at Seabird Lounge at the Yacht Club de Monaco is offering visitors an opportunity to discuss the shared mission and to meet IEMA’s founder & president, Adia Jover. Raised in Spain and residing in New York, USA, Jover is an avid Mediterranean explorer and cross-ocean sailor.

International Electric Marine Association

The launch ceremony, which is being hosted during the ongoing Monaco Yacht Show (27-30 September 2023), will present and share IEMA’s mission to decarbonise the planet’s waters and protect global health through innovation and sustainability.

“It’s incredibly impressive and inspiring to witness the multitude of emerging technologies from around the world dedicated to providing scalable solutions for the objective of non-combustion water systems,” says Jover. “These innovations deserve increased visibility, strong representation, valuable partnerships, and supportive legislation to thrive.”

The International Electric Marine Association aims to lead a prominent position in advocating for the electrification of coastal and marine navigation systems. According to the non-profit, its goal is to champion and accelerate the implementation of electric marine solutions EMS while informing public and private sectors about the myriad advantages to global health, mobility and the environment these technologies will deliver.

International Electric Marine Association

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IEMA says its primary goals are to represent and advocate for the electric boat industry in matters of production, electrical grid, data, and regulations with all levels of government; consolidate the rules and standardisations of all components, their homologations and further certificates; facilitate collaboration between members, foster the sharing of best practices and attract capital investments for the industry; be an education and market data source for the electric marine industry; and be the principal link with international associations, academies, and media that promote a shared mission.

The transition to electric marine solutions EMS will allow policymakers in D.C. and Brussels to create thousands of manufacturing jobs, protect global health, and preserve our waters through innovation.

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