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For over 8000 years, the Indian Ocean has been a focal point of trade and contact between groups of people, and in recent centuries has been a focal point of International Economics. Today over 1/3 of the global population, 40% of global oil resources, and most goods loaded and unloaded are in the Indian Ocean and its littoral states. As we move into 2024 of the 21st Century we can clearly see that the Geopolitical reshaping of the Indian Ocean will not only define populations and economics, but also the Century as a whole. The Indian Ocean continues to connect West to East, and as we enter the second half of the century the East to West trade will continue to grow, and will be more evident as these economies look to new markets for trade and contact. What will this mean for the Ocean, the Indo-Pacific, International Economics, Maritime Affairs, and regional trade groupings? 
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Mission Statement

The Geopolitical Cartographer shall promote the study, research, and analysis of the geopolitical, geoeconomic, and maritime affair developments in the Indian Ocean, Pacific Ocean, and the connected landmass, which are redrawing the global political order. The primary focus will be on the Indian Ocean and its littoral states including:

  1. its emergence as an epicentre in the remaking of the global political order;
  2. the creation of a single strategic maritime space resulting from the interconnection with the Pacific Ocean; and
  3. other global developments having an impact on the mission of the Institute.

Our Research Areas

Our Research Areas include and are not limited to:



Maritime Affairs

Primary Objects

The objects of the Geopolitical Cartographer shall be:

  1. To act as a non-profit making and non-partisan think tank and public policy research institution and to initiate, promote, undertake and conduct research analysis and studies into the evolving geopolitical and geoeconomic developments in the Indian Ocean;
  2. To establish an information repository and disseminate the results of policy research and analysis to maximize their impact on the formulation and evaluation of public policy;
  3. To function as an on-line institution harnessing the powers of information technology and virtual technology for the purposes of the objects of the Foundation;
  4. To establish and maintain relations with research institutions in Sri Lanka or abroad with objects similar to the objects of the Foundation and to facilitate co-operation and collaboration with such institutions, and enter into partnerships with other public and private entities in Sri Lanka and abroad to support aforementioned objects; and
  5. To do all such acts, deeds and things as may be deemed necessary in the implementation of the said objectives and mission of the Foundation.
  6. The Geopolitical Cartographer is established for the purposes hereinbefore set out in its Constitution.