The Association of Black Sea Maritime Universities

In 2018, our rector, Prof. Dr. Oral ERDOĞAN, was elected chairman of the Association of Black Sea Maritime Universities. Piri Reis University, which to date has hosted many conferences, workshops, seminars and symposia – both nationally and internationally, now welcomes native and foreign guests through the plenum of the association and the international conference as the current head of the Association of Black Sea Maritime Universities. The member countries are Bulgaria, Georgia, Russia, Ukraine and Romania.

BSAMI Press Release

The BSAMI (The Association of Black Sea Maritime Institutions) 9th Plenary Session was held under the leadership of Prof. Dr. Oral Erdoğan, Rector of Piri Reis University, and also the chairman of BSAMI, on the 25th of January, 2019 at Piri Reis University. The attendees were maritime academicians from Bulgaria, Georgia, Russia, Ukraine, and Romania (BSAMI members); the rector, dean and the deputies of ITU Maritime Faculty, and also the dean of China Shanghai Maritime University attended the session as visiting observers to discuss topics involving multilateral cooperation. In the Plenary Session the following topics were discussed: improving the scope of maritime cooperation of BSAMI regional members, working on mutual projects, developing new relations with maritime companies of other countries, and increasing efficiency and effectiveness in this area.

Following that day’s plenary session, from 13:30 – 18:00, a conference with the theme “The Maritime Importance of The Black Sea” was held. Hosted by Piri Reis University, the conference was opened by Deputy Minister of Transport and Infrastructure Selim Dursun, Black Sea Economic Cooperation Secretariat Representative Selim Yenel, and DTO (Chamber of Shipping) Chairman Tamer Kıran. During the plenary session, along with discussions regarding the topic of cooperation in maritime education, discussions were also held regarding the possible effects of the Modern Silk Road (MSR) and One Belt One Road (OBOR) projects on maritime business in the Black Sea, and on Maritime Spatial Planning (MSP) which have emerged as a result of developing maritime activities in The Black Sea.