Dear Esteemed Colleagues,


It is my great pleasure to invite you to the 2019 e-navigation Underway Asia-Pacific Conference (2019 ENUW AP Conference) on 2-3 September 2019 in Seoul, Korea.


The Ministry of Oceans and Fisheries (MOF) of Korea; International Association of Marine Aids to Navigation and Lighthouse Authorities (IALA); and Danish Maritime Authority (DMA) have been co-organizing this Conference as a forum for technical discourse on e-navigation in the Asia-Pacific region since 2017 to be in line with the policy directions of the International Maritime Organization (IMO).


A compelling need to improve navigation safety and reduce human errors prompted discussions over development and introduction of e-Navigation, which has driven the IMO to take a concrete step for the service to begin from 2020. In line with the organization’s digital move for maritime safety and security, the Conference will be focusing on prioritized e-Navigation issues in multiple sessions, including maritime autonomous surface ships (MASS), maritime digitalization and cyber security under the main theme of “e-Navigation: Implementing New Digital Maritime Services in Asia Pacific."


As a side event for the Conference, MOF, IMO and IALA will be co-organizing the Workshop on Capacity Building for e-Navigation on 4-6 September 2019 in Busan, to provide participants with an opportunity to share the current state of play in terms of relevant technological development and to discuss way forward.


I look very much forward to your participation in these important events.


Best Regards,






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