Maritime shipping is international by nature, so are the oceans. This is why, for example, requirements for maritime shipping or regulations for the protection of the seas are laid down in international agreements. BSH employees take part in numerous negotiations as national experts. This serves to safeguard German interests and ensures the compatibility of the German legal system with international requirements. The creation of a reliable network is just as important as the monitoring of current scientific or regulatory developments.
In order to achieve these goals, the BSH's broad technical orientation requires regular participation in more than 170 different committees in more than 10 different international organizations.