South East Asia
Years of Fellowship
The Codification of The Law of The Sea And Its Implications for the Royal Thai Navy
Fields of Specialization
About / Bio
Commander Kasem Niamchay has served in the Royal Thai Navy since 1989 and is currently on secondment to the Defence Technology Institute, as the Director of Key Account Management and Project Development (Navy). He holds a Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering from the United States Coast Guard Academy, a Bachelor of Arts in Information Science from the Sukhothai Thammathirat Open University, a Master of Electrical Engineering from the Catholic University of America, and a Master of Maritime Studies from the University of Wollongong. He has particular interests in development of maritime strategy, maritime law enforcement, naval warfare operations, and implications of the Law of the Sea Convention. In 2011, he was awarded the United Nations-Nippon Foundation Fellowship to undertake a six-month research entitled “The Codification of the Law of the Sea and Its Implications for the Royal Thai Navy” at the Center for Oceans Law and Policy, University of Virginia, and a further three-month of internship with the United Nations Division for Ocean Affairs and the Law of the Sea, Office of Legal Affairs.