- Promote contact and cooperation among researchers and all other interested parties engaged in maritime studies ( MS),
- Ensure that appropriate activities and events for the international association related to MS are arranged,
- Encourage all those involved in MS to freely present their achievements, share experiences and exchange ideas,
- Develop a body of professional expertise.
The Presidency and the secretarial tasks of the IAMS 2012 are carried out by Piri Reis Maritime University.