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

30 Jan 2023

Free Seaways Article: MASS - Where is the Master?

Work is in progress on drafting a non-mandatory IMO Code covering the operation of Maritime Autonomous Surface Ships (MASS).

Institute News
04 Jan 2023

Survey on safety of navigation in STRAITREP Sector 7

The Straits of Malacca and Singapore (Straits) is one of the most important strategic maritime passages of the world. The Straits form the shortest sea-link between the Indian and Pacific Oceans.

Institute News
03 Jan 2023

Newsletter - January 2023

The following topics are covered in this month's newsletter: A message from the CEO, Free online - The mariner and the technology tide , Mars: Enclosed space close call.

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Upcoming events

07 Feb 2023
Novotel London West Hotel, London, United Kingdom

European Dynamic Positioning Conference 2023

Partner Event
27 Feb 2023 - 01 Mar 2023
Grand Chancellor Hotel, Hobart, Tasmania, Australia

AMPI Conference 2023

Partner Event
07 Mar 2023
Antwerp Port House, Zaha Hadidplein 1, B-2030 Antwerp

The Nautical Institute's 50th Anniversary Conference, Antwerp, Belgium

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