PML and the Korea Institute of Marine Science and Technology Promotion (KIMST) have signed a formal agreement to work together and share experiences, networks and knowledge and develop opportunities for collaboration.
A delegation of senior scientists from KIMST, including Dr Kwangsoo Lim, the president of KIMST, visited PML to sign a Memorandum of Understanding. KIMST works under the Ministry of Oceans and Fisheries in the Republic of Korea to plan and evaluate national R&D projects, and disseminate scientific knowledge and technology in order to advance marine science and technology in Korea.
The purpose of the agreement was to explore opportunities for enhancing collaboration and sharing experiences, networks and knowledge with the aim of transferring scientific knowledge and supporting marine policy development.
The delegates were given a tour of the facilities at PML and presentations were given of PML and KIMST science and examples of collaborative initiatives that PML has established with another Korean institute, KIOST were shown.
The institutes agreed to work together towards four common objectives:
To build awareness and understanding including developing publications and the co-organization of conferences, seminars, workshops and site visits.
To share experiences, lessons learned and networks established in the development, application and technology transfer in areas of mutual interest.
To collaborate in the development of joint and/or complementary initiatives aimed at strengthening the capacities of participating countries including sourcing fund.
To promote appropriate joint lectures, conference and/or workshops on selected topics, with the aim of leading to the development of joint proposals for marine scientific and technological research, scientific instrument development and fieldwork.