the philippine maritime heritage forum

As an archipelagic nation located in the intersection of major trade routes and strategic bodies of water, the history of The Philippines and the Filipino people was shaped and defined by its maritime geography and features. From the Ancient Balangays and Spanish Galleons up to the modern freighters, the Philippines have always been a maritime nation.

Since 2015, Museo Maritimo has taken initiatives in organizing maritime heritage forums as a way to build up the overall knowledge and facilitate continuous dialogue on Philippine maritime history. Moreover, the undertaking is in accordance with the object of AIMS to become the Home of Maritime Knowledge Exchange in the country. The forums contextualize the Philippine maritime past as an organizing principle for the realization of the Philippines as a maritime nation. Its primary objective is to examine the maritime opportunities of the Philippines in relation to its maritime history and heritage. It involves discussions and studies which can help define the Philippines as a maritime nation by using its maritime past as a backdrop.


the proceedings

Since 2015 the forum gathered respected academicians, industry leaders, and maritime professionals to share their knowledge regarding the maritime heritage and industry of the Philippines.

In celebration of this achievement, AIMS Museo Maritimo established Timon: The Proceedings of the Philippine Maritime Heritage Forum which publishes annually.

A conference proceeding that summarize the content of the forums into a research material is necessary to facilitate further research relating to maritime heritage and industry. This endeavor supports researches for academic and policy-making purposes.

The term Timon means rudder in Filipino. Similarly, the proceedings hope to become an instrument to spread awareness which serves as a foundation for the succeeding forums. It will guide various stakeholders in the maritime industry such as policymakers, seafarers, shipping companies, maritime institutions, and maritime historians.

copyright and ethics

Museo Maritimo supports the Open Access Movement. The copyright of the articles published in the proceedings remain to its respective authors. The authors may republish their article upon the condition that Museo Maritimo is acknowledged as the original publisher. On the other hand, those who intend to copy and redistribute the articles published in Museo Maritimo in any medium or format are free under the condition that they cite the journal article or give the appropriate credit to the author. However, the articles in the proceedings are not eligible for commercial purposes.

All the research articles published in Museo Maritimo are licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution- Commercial 4.0 International License. Museo Maritimo is also licensed with an International Standard Serial Number (ISSN) 2719-1389 (Softcopy) and 2719-1370 (Hardcopy).


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