The Annual Conference of Asian Maritime Academy in 2021 was Successfully Concluded

The Annual Conference of Asian Maritime Academy in 2021 was Successfully Concluded


The Annual Conference of Asian Maritime Academy in 2021 was successfully concluded in Tianjin Water Transport Engineering Research Institute of Ministry of Transport on the afternoon of October 20. More than 2,800 experts, scholars and front-line scientists from China, Japan, South Korea, Singapore, Thailand, Myanmar, Malaysia, Indonesia, Vietnam and other countries attended the conference both offline and online.

On behalf of the organizers, Zhang Baochen, the executive Vice President of China Institute of Navigation, expressed his sincere gratitude to the special guests, experts and scholars, co-organizers, contributors and participants from Asian countries. The annual academic conference, he said, is a high level one in Asian navigation field. During the two-day conference, through the exchange and sharing, the purpose of mutual learning and mutual reference was achieved, and fruitful results were obtained, which will definitely play a positive role in promoting the development of Asian nautical disciplines, nautical technology and personnel training. He expressed his sincere wish that the Annual Conference of Asian Maritime Academy would continue to develop towards a more professional and international direction and provide a platform and opportunity to enhance the academic exchange and debate in the maritime field.

Representatives of the Japan Institute of Navigation, the rotating organizer for the next conference, introduced the preparations for the 2022 conference. He said that due to the uncertainty of the current epidemic situation, the conference is tentatively planned to be held an online on November 5-6, 2022; if conditions permit, an on-site conference may be held in Tokyo, which will be negotiated again by the Chinese, Japanese and Korean nautical societies early next year.

Nguyen Thanh Viet, vice Dean of the School of Civil Engineering, Hanoi Jiaotong University in Vietnam, expressed his gratitude for being invited to attend the conference. He said that the annual conference serves as a platform for Asian countries to enhance mutual understanding and further cooperation in the maritime field. He hoped that Vietnam will continue to strengthen multilateral cooperation with Asian countries in the maritime field in the future.

Zhang Huaqin, the dean of Tianjin Water Transport Engineering Research Institute of Ministry of Transport, said that the annual conference will further strengthen the cooperation among all parties and promote the improvement of navigation science and technology of Asian countries, including China, Japan and Korea, by discussing the frontier development of intelligent navigation, discussing the technical problems of shipping safety, promoting the integration of shipping cross-disciplines and drawing a good blueprint for the development of navigation. It is expected that cooperation in Asian shipping technology will develop towards a higher level and the results of cooperation will benefit more people. He introduced that the institute mainly carries out basic, applied basic and major engineering technology research in the field of water transportation engineering, and carries out extensive international scientific and technological cooperation while researching and solving scientific and engineering problems in China's important water transportation and ocean construction. At the same time, the institute has the world's largest wave flume, Asia's leading geotechnical centrifuge and technologically advanced DC wind tunnel and other research facilities, which are open to the world.

After two days of academic discussion, more than 70 reports and papers were presented and exchanged in the conference. Six papers were awarded at the meeting, among which "Application of correlation Rules in Total Loss Accidents" won the first prize, and "the Research on the Training, Evaluation and Certification of Off-duty Crew Members of Domestic Large Cruise Ships" won the third prize.  Both of them were recommended by China Navigation Institution. Four papers recommended by the Japanese and Korean Institute of Navigation, from Tokyo Ocean University, Fujitsu, Korea Ocean University, and Changwon National University, won second and third prizes respectively.