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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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

02 Dec 2022

Newsletter - December 2022

The following topics are covered in this month's newsletter, to read the full December 2022 edition: A message from the CEO, Free online - Behavioural competency assessor , Mars: MOB while rigging pilot ladder.

Institute News
01 Dec 2022

Seaways - December 2022

Golden Jubilee events continue to dominate our engagement with the maritime community as the year progresses. We have been able to deliver conferences and seminars tailored to the specific needs of the local community.

Institute News
01 Dec 2022

Free Seaways Article: The Behavioural Competency Assessor Course

The Nautical Institute’s Head of Qualifications Stephen Window talks to technical specialists Captain Sarabjit Butalia FNI and Naomi Rewari about the thinking behind one of The Nautical Institute’s most popular short courses, and the human element issues facing the industry over the next few years.

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Upcoming events

05 Dec 2022
HQS Wellington, Victoria Embankment, London, UK

Technical Seminar - Leadership & soft skills: Time to update STCW?

Joint Informal Meeting
08 Dec 2022
Gerhart-Hauptmann-Platz, Hamburg

Germany Branch Christmas Market Gathering

21 Dec 2022
Kerkschip (Houtdok Noordkaai 25a), Antwerp, Belgium

Belgium Branch Lunch Meeting

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