General Information

About KMI

The Korea Maritime Institute (KMI) is a government-funded research institute established under the auspices of the Prime Minister’s Office to contribute to the formulation of national policies in maritime and fisheries affairs to boost the national economy.

We started out in 1984, comprehensively and systematically investigating and researching the full range of problems related to the marine and fisheries sector, including the oceans, marine products, ocean shipping & maritime affairs and port logistics. As a result, we have grown into a major research institution in the maritime and fisheries fields.

All KMI personnel, starting with myself, are hard at work, preemptively responding to ever-changing external and internal conditions, to include the advent of the 4th Industrial Revolution and shrinking global economy and trade.