Formed in 1947 and granted Royal recognition in 1972, and incorporated by Royal Charter in 2006 our charitable aims have always been: to unite in one body those interested in navigation; to advance the art, science and practice of navigation; and to promote knowledge in navigation and its associated sciences, including positioning, timing, tracking and conduct of a journey, whether on, in, over or under land, sea, air or space.
With our wide range of Special Interest Groups and Regional Branches running a variety of events we aim to
keep our members at the forefront of navigation debate.
From running targeted events and international conferences which focus on the hot issues
and leading activity in the navigation industry, through to publishing
the world-renowned Journal of Navigation, featuring the best new academic research in navigation, we are committed to the development of navigation.
In addition to publishing Navigation News, the popular bimonthly magazine covering all aspects of navigation, we run
competitions to promote navigation in all areas, such as TopNav for general aviators,
New Navigators to give post graduate students a chance to show their skills to industry and Young Navigators
to inspire an interest in navigation in young people.
16 - 22 October is UK's National Map Reading Week - time to pick up that paper map . .
The latest in The Nautical Institute’s 2017 series of Command Seminars focused on 'Navigation Accidents and their Causes'.
Last week saw the launch of Japan's 4th Quasi-Zenith Satellite System (QZSS) spacecraft to join the constellation.
The USAF has declared the first GPS III satellite (GPS III SV01) to be 'Available for Launch'.
How to Read Water by Tristan Gooley will be the subject of the talk at the RIN SCG and RTYC Joint Autumn meeting.
RIN SCG Visit to the National Maritime Operations Centre - Prior booking required. Limited places available.
The RIN SCG Electronic Navigation Conference will take place on 18th April 2018.
We have a wide range of Special Interest Groups to keep members at the forefront of navigation debate.
Our network of branches across the country run a wide range of regional events.
Our events and conferences tackle the hot issues, the best research and leading activity in the navigation industry.
Navigation News, our popular bimonthly magazine, covers all aspects of navigation.
The RIN's world-renowned Journal of Navigation features the best new academic research in navigation.
Our competitions aim to promote navigation in all areas and inspire an interest in navigation in young people.
We house the UK's leading navigation-specific library of books and resources which is open to the public, and from which Members can borrow.
Be a part of the UK’s leading voice on all areas of navigation and keep up to date.