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PolyU Maritime Data and Sustainable Development Centre

PolyU Maritime Data and Sustainable Development Centre (formerly the "IMC-Frank Tsao Maritime Library and Research & Development Centre") was established in 2009 to promote maritime education and research in Hong Kong.

The Centre is supported by the Transport and Housing Bureau (THB) and the Marine Department of the HKSAR government and the Hong Kong Polytechnic University (PolyU).

The Centre, incorporating the Data Centre, provides services to PolyU faculties and students, the maritime community and the government. The Centre is aimed at providing analyzed maritime data for the government and the maritime community and, committing to provide maritime education and training programs for industry professionals to enhance the position of Hong Kong's maritime industry. The Centre consults THB and the Marine Department on research and development projects and co-operates with them in promoting research and development to meet industry needs.