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What's new across the RIN

Solent Branch News - Nov 2014
19/10/2014

The Branch has had a busy start to its Autumn programme with a wide range of activities planned for the coming months with two events ...more


RIN - RMets Weather & Sailing Conference 2014
29/11/2014

Meteorology and Sailing conditions for the yachtsman. Registration is now available online.


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.


GPS technology for the master criminal
19/02/2015

How criminals are using GPS to their advantage


C Class Submarine Operations in 1916
12/03/2015

A joint event with Royal Lymington YC, followed by supper

Aims & Objectives

Aims

The RIN has three main aims:

  • 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.

Activities

In order to achieve its aims, the RIN:

  • Has a fantastic range of Special Interest Groups and regional Branches, to run events and keep members at the forefront of navigation debate.
  • Runs targeted events and international conferences, highlighting the hot issues, the best research and leading activity in the navigation industry.
  • Publishes the world-renowned Journal of Navigation quarterly, featuring the best new academic research in navigation.
  • Publishes Navigation News, the popular bimonthly magazine covering all aspects of navigation.
  • Runs competitions to promote navigation in all areas - TopNav for general aviators, New Navigators to give navigation students a chance to show their skills to industry, Young Navigators to inspire an interest in navigation in young people etc.
  • Works closely with international bodies including the International Association of Institutes of Navigation (IAIN),  the European Group of Institutes of Navigation (EUGIN), the International Maritime Organization (IMO) and International Civil Aviation Organisation (ICAO) to determine policy and best practice in the world of navigation.
  • Houses the Cundall Library of Navigation - the UK's leading navigation-specific library of books and resources - which is open to the public, and from which Members can borrow.