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.




Latest news

14 Oct 2021

IMCA and NI expand DPO CPD App to Key DP Personnel

The Nautical Institute (NI) and the International Marine Contractors Association (IMCA) continue to build on their Dynamic Positioning continuing professional development (“CPD”) app with the launch of a second module...

Institute News
01 Oct 2021

Seaways - October 2021

October Seaways is now available for members to read online!

Institute News
03 Sep 2021

Newsletter - September 2021

Find out more about The Nautical Institute's current activities......

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Upcoming events

28 Oct 2021
Online and Singapore Cricket Club – Gilmour Room

Singapore Branch AGM 2021

04 Nov 2021
HQS Wellington, Temple Stairs, London

London Branch - Fires on Containerships Conference

23 Nov 2021 - 24 Nov 2021
Online and Amsterdam

CrewConnect Global 2021

Partner Event
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We have made some changes

In an attempt to make the website easier to navigate we have moved and renamed some pages. You can now also access some of our most popular topics when you scroll down the homepage.