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Nautical Institute (The)


+44 (0)2079 281 351


+44 (0)2074 012 817



202 Lambeth Road
Greater London
United Kingdom


Safety, Operations, Environment, Risk Management, Seamanship, Training, Seaways, Alert!, Debate, Professional practices, Oil Spill Response, Ship Welfare Visitor, Dynamic Positioning Operator, The Navigator

Contact Name:

John Lloyd

Contact Position:

Chief Executive


International representative body for maritime professionals involved in the control of sea-going ships with a range of activities and publishing as well as being an NGO with consultative status at the IMO


Formed in 1971, The Nautical Institute is an international professional body which aims to encourage and promote a high standard of qualification, competence and knowledge for those involved in the control of seagoing craft. The Institute’s worldwide branch network runs CPD programmes and is represented as an NGO at the IMO, on governmental committees, standards institutions, industry committees and the mass media.  

The Nautical Institute runs a number of self-development Certificate and Diploma schemes for the nautical profession, including the industry standard Dynamic Positioning Certificate. It also publishes technical, best practice books and proceedings, and provides the freely available The Navigator magazine for today’s professional marine navigators and the confidential Mariners’ Alerting & Reporting Scheme (MARS). Seaways is the monthly journal of The Nautical Institute, is recognised as one of the leading maritime journals. 



Extensive range of books on best practice written by expert practitioners for practitioners


Monthly Journal 'Seaways'; Human Element Bulletin 'Alert!'; The Navigator


Project based research on future professional needs

Accreditation & Certification

Specialised training accreditation & certification


The Nautical Institute offers professional membership opportunities to qualified mariners and shore-based personnel in the maritime sector. Membership grades include: Student, Associate Member, Member, Associate Fellow and Fellow.

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