In early 2017, the Academy reviewed the quality of maritime management world-wide and the volume of maritime traffic and the degree of risk in all 154 independent Coastal States. The rationale behind this analysis is contained in the Academy’s Master Plan.
States which the academy thinks are in the need of assistance are categorised into 3 priorities. “Priority 1” States have the greatest need for the Academy’s services; “Priority 2” have a greater need and “Priority 3” have some need of its services. This in-house strategy has been developed to determine how the Academy’s resources can best be allocated to reducing the number of States in need over the next 5 years.