In November 2016, the NISCSS in collaboration with the China-Southeast Asia Research Center on the South China Sea and International Ocean Institute – Canada is scheduled to hold the Second Program of China-ASEAN Academy on Ocean Law and Governance in Haikou, Hainan, China. The program is an intensive ten-days of lectures, discussions, field trips and group projects. This is a small and exclusive program, limited to participants selected from ASEAN countries and China to ensure the best communication with the faculty and among the participants. The program will highlight the need to view the ocean as a system used for many purposes, apply an interdisciplinary approach to the study of ocean governance, and explore opportunities for cooperation among China and ASEAN countries in various fields and across different levels.
In October 2016, the NISCSS and Korea Institute for Maritime Strategy (KIMS) are scheduled to hold Korea-China Maritime Cooperation Forum (2016). There will be four panels, including "The Assessments of Current Regional Maritime Security Environment”, "Maintaining Maritime Good Order at Sea and Building Bilateral Maritime Collaboration in Addressing Yellow Sea’s NTS Issues", "Enhancing Maritime Scientific Cooperation between the Two Countries in the Yellow Sea", and "The Role of Track-1.5 Approach on Policy Interactions and Recommendations in Future Korea-China Maritime Cooperation".This forum will create a favorable academic atmosphere and public opinion for China and the ROK to promote maritime cooperation and properly handle bilateral maritime disputes. It would also accumulate valuable experience for the two sides to further implement the consensuses reached by bilateral leaders, deepen bilateral relations, and extend political security cooperation.