A Study on the Establishment of a Specialized Institute for Addressing IMO Agenda

국제해사기구 의제 대응을 위한 전문기관 설립에 관한 연구

  • Kim, Inchul (Graduate School of Mokpo National Maritime University) ;
  • Kim, Chol-seong (Division of International Maritime Transportation Science, Mokpo National Maritime University)
  • 김인철 (목포해양대학교 대학원) ;
  • 김철승 (목포해양대학교 국제해사수송과학부)
  • Received : 2016.05.16
  • Accepted : 2016.06.27
  • Published : 2016.06.30


Whereas shipping and Ship-building industries of Korea have been under the direct influence of International Maritime Organization (IMO) conventions and resolutions that aim at maritime safety and the protection of marine environment, it is needed that a specialized institute for dealing with IMO Agenda be established by industry-academy-government collaboration. Accordingly, this study proposes the establishment of a specialized institute to manage the IMO Agenda. To this end, integrating the existing bodies and their functions into a specialized institute, namely, the International Maritime Cooperation Center, is suggested. This center, composed of 40 researchers and operated by the Korea Maritime Institute, could assume this role. This study proceeds by building an estimate of the operational cost of the institute and exploring practical ways to finance it through the private and public sectors, also considering revisions to the Maritime Safety Act to ensure continuous operation of the new institute.


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