The Nautical Institute

The Nautical Institute is a non-governmental organisation (NGO) with consultative status at the International Maritime Organization (IMO). Our aim is to promote professionalism, best practice and safety throughout the maritime industry and to represent the interests of our members. Explore some of the areas which we work in below...

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Strategic Plan

The aims of NI’s new Strategic Plan 2021-2026 are to improve focus on our core functions, the Institute has been reorganised into four departments: Membership and Branches; Information and Publishing; Research and Relationships; and Qualifications. These activities are now served by a Central Business Services Hub – the administrative heart of NIHQ.
Over the next five years, the NI plans to:

  • expand membership from the current 7,000 to at least 10,000
  • revitalise and improve support for NI branches
  • use the new Legacy Scheme to support education and training initiatives
  • introduce a one-to-one mentoring scheme that will draw on NI members’ knowledge and experience
  • enhance the work of the Younger Members Council and provide students with free digital membership of the Institute.

You can read the full strategic plan by clicking here




Latest news

05 Aug 2022

Seaways - August 2022

August Seaways is now available for members to read online!

Institute News
01 Aug 2022

Newsletter - August 2022

Institute News
26 Jul 2022

Free Article: Translating incidents into safety lessons

SHIELD: A Taxonomy and Database for Safety Learning

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Upcoming events

16 Sep 2022
The ANZAC Club, Perth

The Nautical Institute's 50th Anniversary Event, Perth, Western Australia

20 Sep 2022 - 21 Sep 2022
Sociedade Histórica da Independência de Portugal, Lisbon, Portugal

The Nautical Institute's 50th Anniversary Conference, Lisbon, Portugal

23 Sep 2022
Mayflower Park, Southampton, UK

Southampton Intl Boat Show 2022 - Clubs & Associations Day

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