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

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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

10 Jun 2022

Press Release: New MoU underlines The Nautical Institute’s commitment to the marine environment

Press Release
02 Jun 2022

A new era in maritime safety

Using wearables and the IOT to increase safety and wellbeing on board

Institute News
01 Jun 2022

Newsletter - June 2022

Find out more about The Nautical Institute's current activities in our June newsletter......

Institute News
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Upcoming events

04 Jul 2022
HQS Wellington, Temple Stairs, London, UK

Li-Ion Battery Fires in Vehicle Cargoes

Joint Informal Meeting
06 Jul 2022 - 08 Jul 2022
University of Plymouth, UK

The Nautical Institute's 50th Anniversary Conference and AGM, Plymouth, UK

07 Jul 2022
Plymouth, UK

The Nautical Institute AGM 2022

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The Nautical Institute AGM Event – 7th July 2022

In accordance with Article 11 of the Articles of Association and Constitution, the Annual General Meeting 2022 is scheduled to be held on 7 July 2022 at 1640 BST. The meeting will be held in person and on-line. Delegates joining on-line are invited to register here.

Click here to view the agenda and download the supporting documents.

The NI looks forward to welcoming you to our 2022 AGM Event.