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What's new across the RIN

GPS technology for the master criminal
19/02/2015

How criminals are using GPS to their advantage


The North West Passage in a Small GRP Boat
20/11/2014

A Joint meeting of the RIN Small Craft Group and the Thames Royal yacht Club.


Complexity – Is the SMS still Manageable?
01/09/2014

The Safety Management System (SMS) has saved lives and prevented pollution. But is is still effective?


Visit the Shuttleworth Collection
23/09/2014

An opportunity to see aircraft and equipment used in WW1 and to hear talks on flying and navigating the aircraft.


Visit Bletchley Park
08/10/2014

Much has happened at Bletchley Park since our last visit in 2011 - come and see what . .

About Us

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.

Navigation encompasses the science, the technology and the practice of getting from A-B on land, in the air, on seas and rivers, and in space. The RIN exists to study, to practice and to inform the public about one of the broadest and most diverse subjects in the world.

In 2007, in recognition of the importance of its work, the RIN was granted a Royal Charter by Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II.

To learn more about the work of the RIN, read our Aims and Objectives page.