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ENUW Asia-Pacific 2020 Conference

Dear Esteemed Colleagues,

It is my great pleasure to invite you to the fourth annual e-Navigation Underway Asia-Pacific 2020 Conference (ENUW AP 2020) on 8 and 9 September 2020. The conference’s theme is “Collaborating to harmonize maritime digitalization”

Since 2017, 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 series of conferences. It aims to be a forum for technical discussions on e-Navigation matters in the Asia-Pacific region and aligns with the policy directions of the International Maritime Organization (IMO).

This year, the conference will focus on digitalization in the maritime industry, and in particular on the harmonization of digital maritime services, the Maritime Connectivity Platform and the latest developments in digital communications.

Also, the MCP (Maritime Connectivity Platform) official showcase will be held on 8th September as a special session. The MCP fosters reliable and secure web service based communication for the maritime world. It is a capable infrastructure to realize the IMO vision of maritime services to implement e-Navigation and is potentially a basis for the digitalization of the maritime field at large.

I am confident this year's conference will be an important milestone in the digitization of the maritime sector and contribute to bringing about an era of hyperconnectivity in the maritime world.

I look forward to your participation at this important event.

Yours sincerely,

  • Seong-Hyeok MOON
  • Minister of Oceans and Fisheries
  • Republic of Korea