In order to cope with international ocean affairs development for protecting our national ocean rights and interests, the Ocean Affairs Council (OAC) and the National Chung Hsing University signed a Memorandum of Cooperation on November 12, 2019 to foster OAC personnel be more knowledgeable of international laws and policies at sea and be more capable of international negotiation.
Minister Lee, Chung-Wei of the OAC said that, since its establishment on April 28, 2018, the Council actively have engaged in ocean affairs like building ocean laws and governance, preserving marine resources, developing ocean technologies, promoting ocean industries, and shaping ocean cultures. One of the key elements is the talents of international negotiations and international laws and policies at sea. The National Chung Hsing University is an excellent university with domestic and international fame and has been endeavoring to education with significant graduates. By the signing of the Memorandum of Cooperation, the Council can be benefited from excellent teachers and their educational experiences of the University to foster talents to stand up for the ocean rights and interests of Taiwan.
The Ocean Affairs Council emphasizes that ocean affairs are full of varieties and complexities, involving cross-domain governance, domestic and international connections. There must be training and education tailored to solve ocean-related issues and to meet human resources needs for public and private sectors. The signing of the Memorandum of Cooperation is just a beginning.