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What's new across the RIN

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 . .


The Ship's Master and Pilot relationship – The Legal and Practical Implications
16/10/2014

Who is responsible for what when?

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.