About the Institute for Global Martime Studies

The Institute for Global Maritime Studies is a publicly supported, non-profit educational organization, under section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code, dedicated to finding practical solutions to global maritime challenges. IGMS researches the various roles of the ocean as an avenue for the flow of goods, people and ideas; as an arena for combat and struggle; and as a source of foodstuffs, energy and minerals, and of recreation and stimulus to creativity. Our purpose is to foster greater public awareness of the importance to humankind of the maritime world, and we are committed to advancing the national welfare and the public good.


The mission of IGMS is to find practical solutions to global maritime challenges. The world's oceans cover nearly three-quarters of the globe and we believe that they should receive an appropriate amount of attention from scholars, decision makers and the general public. We disseminate our findings to the general public through reports, articles and speeches.

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