Greetings from the President

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The Korea Institute of Aids to Navigation is a public institution under the Ministry of Oceans and Fisheries that manages Aids to Navigation such as lighthouses and light buoys. Aids to Navigation serves to guide ships safely, just as traffic lights on land roads guide the safe operation of vehicles.

Maritime traffic safety, which protects the lives and property of the people, cannot be compromised. As a forefront of the maritime safety government institution, Korea Institute of Aids to Navigation is carrying out cooperative work to set international standards and support developing countries. We also attends to buoy repair and technology development, and inspection of national infrastructure. In addition, We are leading the development of smart aids to navigation, incorporating eco-friendly digital technology to advance maritime traffic safety in conjunction with the spread of Maritime Autonomous Surface Ship technology and the establishment of e-Navigation system.

Recently, public interest in usage of passenger ferry, fishing, and leisure boats has been increasing. So, active advocation is needed so that people can raise awareness of safety and a wholesome marine culture can be established. Korea Institute of Aids to Navigation will actively contribute to the spread of marine culture by utilizing marine cultural spaces created in major lighthouses such as the National Lighthouse Museum in Pohang and Palmido lighthouse in Incheon.

Futhurmore, ESG management has become a main topic in both public and private sectors. Korea Institute of Aids to Navigation is taking the lead in developing eco-friendly aids to navigation in response to global efforts to prevent climate change and environmental regulations, which are being strengthened by the International Maritime Organization (IMO). In addition, we will do our best to become a trusted and loved public institution with efforts for customer-centered social responsibility and transparent ethical management in response to the expectations of the people.

In order to keep the above commitment, all employees of the Korea Institute of Aids to Navigation will strengthen their expertise and responsibility to enhance their internal capabilities, while strengthening cooperation with maritime transportation safety agencies centered on the Ministry of Oceans and Fisheries.

I would appreciate your deep interest and cooperation in helping Korea Institute of Aids to Navigation, which is striving for the safety of the people and the development of the aids to navigation industry.

Thank you.

Gwang-Yeol Park

Korea Institute of Aids to Navigation