The objectives of the
Institute are as follows:
* To develop awareness among
the stakeholders in maritime sector, academicians and policy makers on
importance of ocean and ocean related activities for development of the
* To study in depth and
propose policy inputs for policy formulation on maritime strategy for the
country including matters related to maritime governance.
* Conduct study and research
in the area of maritime interests across the entire spectrum of ocean activity,
maritime infrastructure, ship building, sea trade, fishing, energy, offshore
and sea-bed resources, environment and laws of the sea.
* To promote education and
training on ocean and utilization of this knowledge for protection of marine
* To promote study and
explore ocean resources on a sustainable yield basis for the perpetual economic
welfare of the country.
* Study and evaluate factors
affecting maritime security and suggest policy options in the formulation of
* Promote awareness and
create public debate on the importance of maritime potential of the country.
* Encourage young talents for
study on ocean related subjects and engage in research on maritime issues.
* Study maritime heritage of
the country with the objective of disseminating knowledge of such history.
* Associate with government
departments, educational institutions, similar research bodies and other
stakeholders with similar or allied aims.
* Maintain a library to
facilitate study of maritime issues and provide for publication of newsletters,
research papers, books and journals on maritime affairs.
* Focus on the generation and
enhancement of the knowledge base leading to the exploitation of the sea for
economic and security purpose.
* Support basic research on
maritime field that will generate new knowledge potentially useful to the navy.
* Train young mind to
generate and apply knowledge for naval purposes.
* Study concurrent
development of equipment and vessels in naval field leading to find out policy
options for BN.
* Study river, inland water
transportation and development of river ports.
* Study hydrology for the
best use of water bodies of the country.