Organized by the Republic of Korea’s Ministry of Oceans and Fisheries and supported by IALA and the Danish Maritime Authority, the e-Navigation Underway Asia-Pacific Conference will focus on the harmonized implementation of e-navigation in the Asia-Pacific region, in the interests of enhanced safety of navigation, maritime security and protection of the marine environment. It will highlight, in particular, technologies to provide e-navigation services for non-SOLAS ships, the implementation of Maritime Service Portfolios (MSPs) and supporting infrastructure, regional coordination and collaboration, and cooperation with IALA to develop training programmes.
The initiative for the Conference arose from the support of the AsiaPacific Heads of Maritime Safety Agencies (APHoMSA).
In addition to e-navigation users, stakeholders from the maritime industry, governments and international organizations will be able to engage in practical feedback with regard to technical developments, best practices, standardization and better cooperation in one of the world’s fastest growing maritime regions.
There will be plenty of opportunity for networking, including at social events, commencing with the official Conference Dinner on Sunday evening, 18th June. A programme for spouses/partners is foreseen for 19-20 June.