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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NI Academy

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Technical Resources

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

03 Oct 2022

Newsletter - October 2022

Institute News
26 Sep 2022

Seaways - October 2022

October Seaways is now available for members to read online!

Institute News
23 Sep 2022

Free Seaways Article: MPX - beyond the basics

What the pilot needs to know about your ship – rudder and propeller control and ship manoeuvring characteristics.

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Upcoming events

07 Oct 2022
National Maritime College of Ireland, Ringaskiddy, Co Cork, Ireland

Seafarer Wellness 2022 - Are the signals being read?

14 Oct 2022
Radisson Blu Hotel, Liverpool, UK

The Nautical Institute's 50th Anniversary Event, Liverpool, UK

17 Oct 2022 - 19 Oct 2022
World Trade Center, Barcelona, Spain

World Ocean Council SOS & BlueFIN 2022

Partner Event
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