The World Ocean Forum, contributing to the realization of marine powers and aiming for Davos Forum in terms of the ocean, celebrates its 11th anniversary this year. The World Ocean Forum has been developed as a global debate on analyzing various issues and seeking their measures with world-class scholars and marine experts. We are well-aware that 쁳he Fourth Industrial Revolution is more important than ever, which creates a new value by integrating an existing industry into information communication technology (ICT) such as artificial intelligence (AI) and the Internet of things (IoT) globally.

In the 11th World Ocean Forum 2017 under the theme of 쁔he Ocean, The Economy we will seek future strategy to sense the change of the ocean industry and create a new ocean value with IBCA (IoT, Big Data, Cyber Physical System, Artificial Intelligence) platforms in a new paradigm of the fourth industrial revolution.

In the 11th anniversary of the World Ocean Forum there are an abundant variety of contents and events for the next 10 years. So, I would like to have your sincere interest and active participation.

Co-Chairperson, Organizing Committee of 11th World Ocean Forum 2017

  • President, Pukyong National University
    KIM, Young-Seob
  • President, Korea Maritime and Ocean University
    Park Han-il
  • President, Korea Maritime Institute
    Yang Chang-ho
  • Former Minister, Ministry Oceans and Fisheries
  • President, Pusan National University
    CHUN, Ho-hwan
  • Chairperson, Busan Chamber of Commerce & Industry
    CHO, Sung-Jae
  • President, Korea Institute of Ocean Science and Technology
    HONG, Gi-Hoon