Japan Ship Technology Research Association
Emergency Towing Procedures
The Standard Photos for Preparation of Steel Substrates

Strategic actions for IMO

In order to strategically address the formulation of safety and environmental rules at the International Maritime Organization (IMO), JSTRA pursues research and studies on the formulation of international rules, investigating the trends of IMO regulations, those of related important standards formulated by the International Standardization Organization (ISO/IEC) and changes in the environment surrounding maritime affairs from an integrated viewpoint.

IMO headquarters

IMO (International Maritime Organization)

IMO is a specialized agency of the United Nations relating to maritime affairs. Its primary purpose is to develop international rules on maritime safety and security and the environment. Major 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). The IMO sub-committee organization has been reorganized since 2014.