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.

  • 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.

Contact Us

The Royal Institute of Navigation
1 Kensington Gore
London
SW7 2AT

+44 (0)20 7591 3134
admin@rin.org.uk

E-Mail Communication

The Royal Institute of Navigation periodically sends out email updates to its membership and those who have subscribed to events and conferences run by the RIN. In doing so, the RIN takes all reasonable precautions to ensure that the emails are only sent to those who have requested them, and that no third party can make unauthorised use of any @rin.org.uk email address to send out mailings.If you receive unsolicited mail from any @rin.org.uk address then please inform us at admin@rin.org.uk and we will take appropriate action.

Join the RIN

You can apply for any category of RIN membership by completing the online membership application form and paying using our secure credit/debit card payment system.

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