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In 2013, ISF Group established a research institute: ISF Institute of Research and Education (IIRE). IIRE is a non-profit unit of the ISF Group dedicated to developing and delivering integrated educational and research programs. IIRE is actively involved in research programs and benchmarking surveys for the Maritime Industry. IIRE has also published peer reviewed journals, working paper series, white papers, training materials, and application notes.


Compensation and Benefits Surveys

One of the big research projects conducted by ISF is the Compensation and Benefits Surveys running since 2009. The survey is a wages benchmarking survey conducted annually for the for the sailing officers in various ranks of all types of merchant vessels of foreign shipping companies. In the 2017 survey, 44 shipping companies participated. The report of the survey has become necessary for the industry players helping them in positioning themselves with regards to wages of seafarers.

Benchmarking of Maritime Training Institutes

IIRE recently also conducted the research and survey of benchmarking the Maritime Training Institutes. The purpose of this survey is to formally identify institutes that deliver quality education and training. These institutes form part of preferred institutes on MASSA/FOSMA websites.  

Journal of Maritime Research and Development (IJMRD)

The IJMRD is a platform for publication peer reviewed of articles, manuscripts, technical notes, etc. on a wide range of Maritime related topics. The first IJMRD Journal was launched in MASSA Mumbai Annual Function in October 2016. Since then 4 issues have been published with high quality cutting-edge topics. The IJMRD is an ISSN registered journal (2456-7035).

Working Paper Series (ISFIRE)

ISFIRE is a platform for authors in Economics to publish their research/book chapters, academic articles, reviews/notes which are under submission, or forthcoming elsewhere. The papers are reviewed by experts and eminent academicians. The first ISF Working Paper Series was published in April 2013 and its ISSN Number was received on 7th August 2015. This series is an ISSN registered series (2454-5597). 


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IIRE provides platform scholars to present their completed thesis in a digital format for wider reach. 

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