The Cyprus Naval Architects & Marine Engineers Association (CyNAMEA) was established in 1999. The establishment of the Association became necessary due to the rapid development of the shipping industry in Cyprus, which, in return, resulted in the increase of new-coming professionals and scientists of the Naval Architecture and Marine Engineering sector; hence the Association aimed to assist its members in keeping up-to-date with the modern scientific knowledge and technological developments, as well as to establish their professional status.