The Korean Spain Ocean Forum 2017

Conferences, Seminars, Forums, Fisheries — By on July 15, 2017 at 8:46 PM

l to r: Capt. Rafael Pastor and Capt. Antonio M. Padrón

Capt. Antonio M. Padrón, IMO Maritime Ambassador, participated in the KOREA SPAIN OCEAN FORUM 2017, acting as Chairman of the expert panel on “Cooperation in Maritime and Fisheries Matters”

The event, chaired by Hon. Dr. Chang Ho Yang, President of KOREA MARITIME INSTITUTE (KMI), was held in facilities of the University of Las Palmas de Gran Canaria (ULPG), counting with an important group of assistants representing practically all the Sectors related with the maritime industry in the Canary Islands.

The KOREA SPAIN OCEAN FORUM is organized periodically with the aim of establishing and expanding bilateral cooperation between the two countries in the area of maritime, fisheries, aquaculture and economic affairs, developing an agenda of future research and cooperation projects.

from the Forum

Since 2013, KOREA MARITIME INSTITUTE (KMI) and the University of Las Palmas de Gran Canaria (ULPGC) are making efforts to implement a Memorandum of Understanding between the two organizations, developing cooperation and research projects and establishing a platform to discuss on current issues on maritime and fishing matters.

The KMI, founded by the Korean Government, is established under the Korean Prime Minister’s office. Its research work include fisheries, aquaculture, maritime transport, ports, marine policy and regulations in these areas.

The Spanish Branch of the KMI is in charge of the Center for Maritime Research and Cooperation Korea-Spain (CEIMARPE) which, with its main offices in the ULPG, concentrates its activities of investigation and cooperation to the development of the EU and Africa in the maritime and fishing sectors.

Participants in the forum included:

Hon. Dr. Chang Ho YANG, President of KMI
Hon. Mr. Rafael ROBAINA, Councellor of the ULPGC
Mr. Salvador Capella, Director of the Port Authority of Las Palmas
Mr. Dong-Il OH, Consul General of Korea in Las Palmas
Mr. Deuk Hoon HAN, Director of KMI-CEIMARPE in Spain
Mr. Kyeong-Seok SEO, Director General of the Korean Institute of Marine Science (KIMST)
Dr. Marisol IZQUIERDO, Professor of the ULPGC
Capt. Antonio M. PADRÓN, IMO Maritime Ambassador
Capt. Rafael PASTOR, Technical Advisor of the Maritime Authority in Las Palmas
Dr. Daniel MONTERO, Professor of the ULPGC
Mr. Bum Jung, KIM, Director General of KMI
Mrs. Myung Hwa, JEONG, Director of Fisheries Area in the KMI
Mr. Woo Sung, CHANG, Lawyer in Islaw Abogados

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