Please note there are two IMO-WISTA women in maritime 2021 surveys.

This survey is for IMO Member States only. If you are a private company or organization, please click here to take the Industry survey.
If you are still unsure of which survey to fill, please email for more information.

This first global survey is conducted by the International Maritime Organization (IMO) and the Women's International Shipping & Trading Association (WISTA International). The purpose is to obtain baseline data on the number of women in maritime and oceans fields and the positions they occupy. We plan to repeat the survey every three years. Our aim is to support implementation of the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) by having comparable data that will assist us in creating programmes and proposing policies that will increase the participation of women in maritime. This will help promote a more diverse and inclusive environment in our sector. We will publish a report on the aggregate numbers that will be available to all interested parties.

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How will we handle the information you provide?

The data gathered will be handled on a strictly confidential basis and this includes data on the identity of the respondents or their Member State.
How will we use the information that identifies the respondent or their Member State?

We will collect information that identifies you and your Member State to process your survey submission and ensure duplicated entries are not counted in the report. All data will be anonymised and aggregated to produce a report that meets the objective outlined above. Your personal information will not be included in the report. Your personal identifiable data will be disclosed on a need-to-know basis among the teams responsible for this survey at IMO, WISTA International and the supporting survey team at IHS Markit. It will not be disclosed to any other person or for any other reason than the purpose of this survey. 
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More information on this survey and instructions on how to complete it:

  •  Participation in this survey is voluntary and you may choose to withdraw your participation at any time by emailing
  • This is a survey that requires the collection of data to complete and you can save the survey and return to it at any time. The survey automatically saves until you have finalized the survey by clicking 'Done'. Please note, once the survey is submitted no further changes can be made.
  • If you have a federal government, please provide answers on a federal level.
  • For the purposes of this survey, Member State includes dependent territory.
  • This survey should be completed only once by each Member State.
  • If you have additional comments to any of the questions, please use the box after each question or the general comments box at the end of the survey.
  • If any of the questions do not apply to the situation in your country, please enter a 0 and add any further commentary in the text boxes provided.
  •  If you have any problems completing this survey, please contact
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