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--NEW--. The President of the RIN expresses his personal views on various navigational matters
The Royal Institute of Navigation (RIN) is a learned society with charitable status. Formed in 1947, its aims have always been threefold: To unite all those with a professional or personal interest in any aspect of navigation in one unique body; To further the development of navigation in every sphere; And to increase public awareness of the art and science of navigation.
Solent Branch - Highly Commended - "AMAZING PEOPLE"01 Aug 2014For its local work for RIN at twice yearly exhibitions for young people, the Branch has received a highly commended "amazing people" award.The award was made by the Southampton Education and Business Partnership at a recent ceremony in Southampton. The award was collected on behalf of the RIN by Geoff Renshaw, long-standing Vice-Chairman of the Solent Branch.
The citation read as follows:-
"For many years a team of dedicated volunteer ambassadors from the RIN have been attending The Solent Skills Festival and The Big Bang Fair. Read More
Galileo launch postponed
Unfavourable weather has caused Arianespace to postpone the Soyuz launch planned for 21 August.
Galileo ready for launch
Two Galileo satellites have been sealed within their launch fairing, atop the Fregat upper stage, for their 21 August launch.
Smart navigating shoes
Vibrating footwear is being introduced to guide walkers - especially visually impaired - and helping with fitness training.
Galileo satellites linked for launch
The first 2 Full Operational Capability (FOC) satellites have been integrated for their Soyuz launch next week.
Anderson Memorial Lecture
A talk by Dr Sally Basker of Traxis, Chair of the RIN Technical Committee.
International Navigation Conference
The Royal Institute of Navigation is launching an exciting new international conference series.