We aim to empower the Republic of Korea as a global maritime power through leading research and development of innovative blue technology
The ocean has always been a channel for communication between the world and humankind and a driving force for development. Shipbuilding triggered the development of civilization through maritime trade, and through the development of resources from oil and natural gas to wave and offshore wind power, the ocean has dramatically influenced the improvement of human life from the past, present, and future.
Since 1973, our research institute has contributed to advancing Korea’s shipbuilding and maritime industry into one of the world’s leading businesses through dedicated research and development in the field of ships and ocean engineering for 50 years. We continue to conduct our research for the development of existing key domestic industries as we scout innovative technology and conduct proactive R&D to support emerging shipbuilding and maritime industries in line with the recent transition towards carbon neutrality and digitalization.
The mission of our institute includes the following:
▲ Increase the competitiveness of key domestic industries through the development of environmentally friendly and highly efficient ship technologies
▲ Develop future offshore plant technology to provide the driving force for innovation in the maritime sector
▲ Lead Ocean New Deal project in the maritime sector through digital convergence
▲ Improve maritime safety and environment through developing maritime accident prevention and response technologies
Based on our mission, we aim to advance international competitiveness of the domestic shipbuilding and marine industry further and take the lead in securing public technology to achieve a safer and cleaner marine environment.
We will continue our effort to develop into a global maritime power by creating a new driving force in the shipbuilding and maritime industry and by leading technological innovation in the maritime sector.
We, the Korea Research Institute of Ships and Ocean Engineering, ask for your interest and support for our future as a leading research institute for innovative and sustainable blue technology.