Marittima was established with the aim of contributing to the maritime industry’s global transition towards a sustainable blue economy. With years of practical experience in marine environmental management and emergency response, we rely on providing objective and science-based technical advice. Being a small company enables flexibility with the main focus on high quality service rather than growth. 


Prevention of pollution, appropriate management of marine living resources and efficient production and consumption models are, in our view, thematic environmental sustainability topics that provide the biggest opportunity for the maritime industry to contribute to sustainable development goals. Marittima undertakes a broad range of tailored projects under these thematic topics  encompassing sustainability policy development, pollution contingency planning, environmental risk and impact assessments, technical due diligence on sustainable investments  and the delivery of bespoke training courses. 

We draw on extensive experience for our key work in marine incident response to identify, mitigate and manage the complex and interacting environmental and socioeconomic risks inherent to maritime incidents and their response.  Critical factors such as waste management, the risk to sensitive habitats and potential impacts on livelihoods of coastal communities require a deep understanding of how these may interplay in a given location as well as the implementation of context-specific strategies. 


The complexity of the marine environment, the issues affecting it and the maritime industry means that there is no single catch-all template or solution when it comes to management best practice.  For this reason, each project is underpinned by taking a collaborative approach to achieve pragmatic and practicable outcomes. Marittima’s strength lies in global experience, having worked in 60 countries across six continents. Our clients include intergovernmental organisations, marine insurers, emergency response organisations and national governments. With an extensive network of partners to call upon,  including marine biologists, environmental economists, fisheries specialists, social scientists, marine engineers and pollution response professionals,  project-specific needs can be assessed, appropriately scaled and ensure that the necessary interdisciplinary expertise is represented. 


To request a full list of the projects Marittima has worked on, or any information on the partners we collaborate with, please enquire directly using the button at the end of the page.

Nicky Cariglia

Nicky has developed a broad range of skills and extensive experience of working in the marine industry over the last 19 years. She has an MSc in Tropical Coastal Management from Newcastle University and BSc in Marine Biology. Over her career she has advised and contributed to national coral reef monitoring programmes, small-scale fisheries assessments, EIAs and the development of practical sustainability strategies. This breadth of experience has been put to best use when responding to marine incidents such as pollution, casualties and wreck removal projects. These incidents cut across numerous coastal issues and an understanding of a broad spectrum issues is required to enable a response that appropriately integrates management of these interacting factors.  To date, she has been involved in over 50 incidents around the world. 


Since establishing Marittima, Nicky has been involved in the delivery of various projects on behalf of the maritime industry, including UN organisations, marine insurers, response organisations and NGOs. Marittima was established to provide paid consultancy services to enable, where possible to undertake limited “pro-bono” work on projects that contribute towards creating positive value across the maritime sector in terms of environmental stewardship and sustainable development of local coastal communities. In her view, on a global scale the maritime can make the most positive contribution to (and is affected the most by)  SDGs 11 (cities and communities), 12 (consumption and production) and 14 (life below water) and her work with Marittima largely focusses on these themes. 


Prior to starting Marittima, Nicky worked for ITOPF as a technical and senior technical adviser for seven years, and before that for private consultancies, NGOs and the World Bank on small-scale fisheries management and coral reef conservation.  



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