In charge of the overall administration of the Institute, including personnel, finance, logistics, etc.
Division of International Exchanges
Its main function is to conduct exchanges and cooperation with domestic and overseas academic institutions, organize academic conferences, edit and publish academic works, and manage the Institute's library.
Research Center for Marine Science
Research areas include progress in international marine scientific research, scientific issues in maritime delimitation, and assessment on marine resource in the South China Sea, development and management of the Digital South China Sea.
Research Center for Maritime Economy
Research areas include strategic and institutional studies on maritime economy, natural resource development, utilization, and environmental protection in the South China Sea, local maritime economic development programmers and relevant implementing institutions.
Research Center for Oceans Law and Policy
Research areas include international and domestic oceans laws and policies and State practices, history and international laws concerning the South China Sea issues and dispute resolution schemes, and neighboring countries' policies on the South China Sea.
Research Center for Maritime Silk Road
Its research areas include overall strategic plan for overall strategic plan for building maritime silk road, China-ASEAN relations, and maritime geopolitics and economics
(1)Overall strategic plan for building maritime silk road in the 21st century includes the historical and cultural value, unique contemporary significance, socioeconomic development of the countries and regions along the maritime silk road and comparative research.
(2)China-ASEAN relations include research into the status quo and prospects of China-ASEAN relations, and research into the status quo and prospects of the bilateral relations between China and ASEAN members.
(3)Maritime geopolitics and economics include the strategic status and role of the South China Sea in building maritime silk road, geopolitical game in the South China Sea, power relations and sea power, seaway security and crisis management, the status quo and prospects of cooperation in the field of non-traditional security.