• Education/ acting as stimulus to recreativity

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  • Commerce/ The ocean as an avenue for the flow of goods, people and ideas

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  • Arctic/ New profitable maritime routes in the near future

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  • Power / as an arena for combat and struggle

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Our Vision

According to the IMO, more than 90% of international trade is carried out by utilizing the world's seas and oceans. Moreover, the deep waters that surround the globe provide us with nourishment, energy, and natural resources. Thus, the Institute of Global Maritime Studies believes the public should become aware of how vital this industry is to our existence in that it has been the foundation of progress and has shaped our global identity.

The Greek Chapter of the IGMS serves to:

1. Increase public awareness about maritime related issues.
2. Provide education on a broad spectrum of maritime related topics such as engineering, energy, logistics, security, naval science, history, among other areas.
3. Raise funds to support the academic pursuits of students in maritime related fields.
4. Create synergies with Greek maritime companies

The sea, once it casts its spell, holds one in its net of wonder forever.

— Jacques Yves Cousteau

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About us

The Greek Chapter of the Institute for Global Maritime Studies is a non-profit educational organization dedicated to improving perceptions and awareness of a wide range of maritime aspects, as well as to support students in their maritime academic pursuits.


The Institute for Global Maritime Studies grew out of the Maritime Studies Program at the Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy at Tufts University. Professor John Curtis Perry, being at the time Director of the Maritime Studies Program at the Fletcher School, was the initiator of above idea; to create an institute that will facilitate maritime studies.

The Institute for Global Maritime Studies Greek Chapter was the first affiliated institute outside US; the Greek board shares the same passion and spirit. In an era of challenges, Greece being in the epicenter of a global turmoil, IGMS GrC is dedicated to support exceptional individuals to further their maritime studies.

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Financial support

IGMS-GrC's current efforts focus on offering partial scholarships to eligible students, who aim to pursue an academic degree in maritime studies.

The following programs are eligible for partial or full scholarship, MIT, Center for Ocean Engineering , MIT, Leaders for Global Operations, Ocean Engineering Systems Management track,MIT, Center for Transportation & Logistics,The Fletcher School, Tufts University, Maritime Studies Program,Tufts University, Water Diplomacy Program. Don't you see your academic program? Then just Contact us and present your case in order to be considered for scholarship.

In addition to scholarship fundraising, the IGMS-GrC is currently working on organizing student paper contests with monetary awards on topics of high interest to the maritime industry, such as ship energy efficiency. Furthermore, we are in the stage of negotiating agreements with companies to offer summer internships for interested students.

Support our cause, and let us provide more scholarships for the upcoming year. Please Donate now!
SIGLANew partnership

The IGMS-GrC proudly announces an agreement for cooperation with the Maritime Hub of the Security Institute for Governance and Leadership in Africa (SIGLA)​​​​​​​​​​​​. SIGLA is a research institute of Stellenbosch University located with the Faculty of Military Science, Saldanha, South Africa.

Albert Buixadé FarréNew Honorary Member

Albert led an international team of 27 scholars and professionals in researching the viability of Arctic shipping, publishing in 2014 the paper Commercial Arctic shipping through the Northeast Passage: routes, resources, governance, technology, and infrastructure ( Polar Geography, 2014). He holds a BA in business management, and is an MA graduate from the Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy, having specialized in Pacific Asia, public policy, and maritime studies.