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.
Ten atomic clocks have failed on Galileo navigation satellites, casting doubt on the date of the next launch.
We are very sad to report the death of Prof John F Kemp PhD HonFRIN FNI on 16 January.
Russia and China are setting up a joint 'Differential Corrections and Monitoring' augmentation system.
It is with great sadness that we report the death of Paul Hickley FRIN on 7 January.
'Towards autonomous vessels - Should we be worrying?' is the title of the talk by Prof Andy Norris at the inaugural joint meeting ...more
A RIN SCG visit to the RNLI will take place on 10 February 2017
The Annual General Meeting of the Royal Institute of Navigation's Small Craft Group will take place prior to the Joint RIN/RTYC Spring ...more
The Role of the MCA and its Challenges is the title of this talk by Sir Alan Massey KCB CBE, Chief Executive of the Maritime and Coastguard ...more
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.