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

02 Jun 2023

Newsletter - June 2023

The following topics are covered in this month's newsletter: A message from the CEO, Free article: Designated Person Ashore , MARS: Failures in Safety Culture

Institute News
31 May 2023

13th Edition - The Admiralty Manual of Seamanship

This comprehensive work sets out sound seamanship principles and practices developed over many years by Britain’s Royal Navy. Get 40% OFF Use Code: Seamanship_13ed

Institute News
31 May 2023

Seaways - June 2023

Our Annual General Meeting and technical conference in Hamburg at the end of this month is already drawing in members and guests from across our membership and around the world.

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Upcoming events

08 Jun 2023
Museum of the History of Riga and Navigation, Palasta iela 4, Riga, Latvia

Baltic Branch Launch

08 Jun 2023
Thomas Miller Office, London, UK

Pilotage and Casualties

Joint Informal Meeting
13 Jun 2023 - 16 Jun 2023
Le Centre Sheraton Montreal Hotel, Montreal, Canada

CMI Colloquium

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