|In order to strategically address the formulation of safety and environmental rules at the International Maritime Organization (IMO), JSTRA pursues research on international rules. Investigating the trends of IMO regulations, those of related standards formulated by International Standardization Organization (ISO/IEC) and changes in the environment surrounding maritime affairs from an integrated viewpoint.|
IMO is a specialized agency of the United Nations relating to maritime affairs. Its primary purpose is to develop international rules on safety, security and the prevention of marine pollution by ships. The international conventions developed by the IMO include the SOLAS Convention (International Convention for the Safety of Life at Sea) and the MARPOL Convention (International Convention for the Prevention of Pollution from Ships).