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

01 May 2022

Seaways - May 2022

May Seaways is now available for members to read online!

Institute News
19 Apr 2022

Designing the digital crew member

Nic Gardner MNI talks to Jaquelyn Burton MNI and John Owen MNI from the Nautical Institute’s Automation Technical Advisory Group [ATAG] about the impact of your newest shipmate: the digital crew member.

Institute News
04 Apr 2022

Press Release: Celebrating 50 years of The Nautical Institute with a special anniversary book

Commemorative book celebrates 50 years of The Nautical Institute

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Upcoming events

26 May 2022 - 27 May 2022
America Square Conference Centre, London, UK

The Maritime People & Culture Conference 2022

Partner Event
31 May 2022 - 01 Jun 2022
Amsterdam, Netherlands

IMCA DP Conference 2022

Partner Event
06 Jun 2022 - 10 Jun 2022
Posidonia, Metropolitan Expo

The Nautical Institute at Posidonia

Partner Event
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