About the RIN
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.
The RIN's 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.
targeted events and international conferences, highlighting the hot
issues, the best research and leading activity in the navigation
- 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.
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.
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.