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The Micro/Nano-Satellite Revolution
15/01/2015

Prof Craig I Underwood of the Surrey Space Centre, University of Surrey, will review this remarkable technology.


2015 London Boat Show
09/01/2015

The RIN has once again taken a stand at the 2015 CWM FX London Boat Show, which takes place between 9th -18th January, 2015.


Proposed Marine Conservation Zones – Norris to Ryde - Part 3.
02/12/2014

This is the third and final part of the submission containing the conclusions. A full copy of the submission is available for download ...more


Proposed Marine Conservation Zones – Norris to Ryde - Part 2.
01/12/2014

This news item reproduces the second part of the submission contained in the news item Marine Conservation Zones – Norris to Ryde ...more


Proposed Marine Conservation Zones – Norris to Ryde - Part 1.
01/12/2014

On 24 November, Peter Eddis, RIN Member and Rear Commodore Sailing, Royal Victoria Yacht Club attended a meeting regarding the above. ...more

Our History: Into The Future

The process of the RIN's evolution continues today. In 2002, the RIN made its first appearance on the internet, and its website has been consistently popular ever since as a source of news for everyone with an interest in navigation. In 2004, the Council began investigating ways to provide members with legal protection. Three years later, to mark its 60th anniversary in 2007, the Institute changed its status once again, as it had to mark its 25th. It gained a Royal Charter, becoming an 'incorporated body' just after the stroke of midnight on January 1 2007. In the wake of the change, the Institute rebranded itself, developing a new logo for the 21st century and a new website to serve members and visitors as an electronic 'version' of the Institute itself.

As the navigation community itself evolves in the 21st century, the RIN will develop to meet its changing needs. Going forward, the Institute will continue to increase its corporate and affiliate Membership, and reach out to new audiences, in particular young people.

The first 60 years of the RIN have taken it far from its original starting point. But while the way in which it achieves its objectives may be different now, its aims remain the same today as they were in 1947, and the strength to evolve still remains embodied in those members who play an active part in the Institute's life. To shape the RIN of tomorrow, join or get involved today.