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

24 Mar 2023

Free Article: The Ocean Project

The Ocean Project is a joint initiative between a number of mostly EU based organisations and training institutions with the overall aim of improving the safety of navigation. This is a EU funded project, and NI participation has been enabled through funding from UK Research and Innovation (UKRI).

Institute News
24 Mar 2023

Seaways - April 2023

At the time of writing, I am in Cape Town, South Africa, having just taken part in the last of our 50th Anniversary celebrations – and what an iconic city to finish up a year of events around the world.

Institute News
21 Mar 2023

Green Curriculum position paper

The world’s targets for decarbonisation cannot be reached without a huge effort from the shipping community and the delivery of the 4th propulsion revolution, which, inter alia, involves making use of greener fuels.

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Upcoming events

29 Mar 2023
Escuela Superior de la Marina Civil, Gijon, Spain (Hybrid)

Technical Seminar - Operating DP Vessels

22 Apr 2023

Technical Seminar - MASS: Future of Shipping

11 May 2023 - 12 May 2023
Grand Connaught Rooms, London, United Kingdom

The Maritime People & Culture Conference 2023

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