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.
Twenty years ago today, 27 April 1995, saw GPS reach Full Operational Capability (FOC) for the first time.
Software for standard smartphones has won an award for indoor navigation requiring no special infrastructure.
GPS 2F-9 has entered service following its launch on 25 March and subsequent check-out.
A warning of lower GPS accuracy over part of Europe over 15-16 April has been issued.
Exploring Humanity’s Relationship with Technology in Navigation
Another in the series of wonderful weekends - in which sailors fly and aviators sail - this year on the South Coast.
Looking for Navigators, Engineers, Scientists and Surveyors.
The RIN will be holding its Annual Meeting at the RGS on 15 July.
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.