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Member institutes

Österreichischer Verein für Navigation (ÖVN)

ÖVN/AIN is a non-profit making organisation with the main objective of fostering progress in science, research, technology and applications related to navigation, thereby improving safety, performance and economy of transportation on land and sea as well as in the air and in space. To achieve this goal, collaboration between specialists in government, academia, industry and users is being promoted.

Prof. Dr. Robert Weber
ÖVN, Steyrergasse 30, 8010 Graz, Austria
+43 1 58801 12865

last amended April 9, 2021

China Institute of Navigation (CIN)

The China Institute of Navigation (CIN) is a national, academic, non-profit social organization, bringing together companies and people engaged in the maritime industry. CIN is an important social force in developing our national maritime science and technology, linking the Chinese Communist Party and government with the maritime science and technology workforce.

11, Jian Guo Men Nei Avenue, Beijing 100736, China
+86 (0)10 6529 9836
+86 (0)10 6529 9836

last amended May 6, 2020

Český Institut Navigace (CZIN)

CzIN is non-governmental, non-profit organization, bringing together universities, professional institutions and individuals interested in radio-navigation, navigation and related fields of science and technology in the Czech Republic. It represents interests of its members by participation in international organizations and forums and provides education assistance in the field.

Dept. of Radio-engineering, FEE CTU, Technická 2, 166 27 Praha 6, Czech Pepublic
+420 22435 5866

Mr Jiří Svatoň, President of CzIN

last amended April 27, 2017

North-Korean Institute of Navigation (DPRKIN)

The Satellite Navigation Agency, Tongll Street, Pyongyang, DPR Korea
+850 2 18111 381 8798
+850 2 381 4732

last amended Oct 13, 2012

Arab Institute of Navigation (AIN)

The Arab Institute of Navigation (AIN) is a non-governmental, non-profit professional society established in 1978 in Egypt gathering international members for navigation and its related science. AIN is an active member of the International Association of Institute of Navigation and a remarkable institute among operational international and local bodies in the field of maritime industry working closely with IMO, ICAO and IHO aiming to foster human activities at sea, in the air, in space and on land that may benefit from the development of the science and practice of navigation. AIN was unanimously recognized by the ICG Members as a new observer at the instigation of the Eighth Meeting of the international Committee on Global Navigation Satellite Systems (ICG), organized by the Emirates Institute for Advanced Sciences and Technology (EIAST), Dubai, United Arab Emirates, in November 2014.

Sebaei Building, Cross Road of Sebaei Street & 45 Street, Miami, Alexandria, Egypt
+2 01001610185

Capt. Hesham Helal, Vice President

last amended April 15, 2017

Institut Français de Navigation (IFN)

Our goal is to deepen the insight and participate to the development of science and techniques for Maritime, Terrestrial, Air and Space navigation, to contribute to ensure the rank of France in these activities by supporting any activity related to the practice of navigation and the development of technologies necessary to this purpose, to collaborate with organisations pursuing similar objectives in foreign countries and to publish the "Navigation" review.

c/o SNIA, 82 Rue des Pyrénées, 75020 PARIS, France
+33 1 43 48 53 98

Pierre Bouniol, President

last amended April 17, 2017

Deutsche Gesellschaft für Ortung und Navigation e.V. (DGON)

The German Institute of Navigation (DGON) is a non profit making organization founded in 1951. The institute's main objectives are:
- assistance of scientific activities related to navigation and position finding;
- support of research & development activities;
- provision of opportunities to present and introduce new applications in the field of navigation, localisation and positioning in order to advance and to offer practicable contributions for improving safety and economy of maritime, air, land, space and inland waterway traffic and related means of communication, including telematics, radar, transponder, gyro and robotic engineering.

Kölnstraße 70, 53111 Bonn, Germany
+49-228-20197 0

last amended April 7, 2018

Israeli Association for Automatic Control (IAAC)

The Israeli Association for Automatic Control is a non-profit organization dedicated to the promotion of research, practice, and education in all areas of automatic control. As one of its main activities, IAAC sets up workshops on various scientific, as well as practical issues in automatic control.

c/o Mira Aran, Faculty of Aerospace Engineering, Technion-IIT, Haifa, Israel 3200003
+972 4 829 3489

Mira Aran, secretariat

last amended March 21, 2021

Istituto Italiano di Navigazione (IIN)

The Italian Institute of Navigation, founded in 1959, is a non-governmental and no-profit organization with a legal personality recognition according to the Italian Presidential decree n.1703, October 12, 1964. As an association of experts and professionals, the Institute's purpose is to promote the development and dissemination of knowledge in the field of land, maritime, air and space navigation. The areas of interest range from sciences, technical and operational practices. Moreover, there are issues of law and economic conditions, which govern the world of navigation, transport and generally, the mobility of people and vehicles. Attention is paid to security and safety issues as well as environmental and sustainable development.

Piazza SS. Apostoli 66, 00187 Rome, Italy
+39 (0)6 678 1502

last amended May 6, 2020

Japan Institute of Navigation (JIN)

The Japan Institute of Navigation was established in 1948 with the purpose of contributing to the academic advance in navigation. The institute plays its part in contributing to the worldwide progress in the fields concerned as one of the Institutes of Navigation.

c/o Tokyo University of Marine Science and Technology 2-1-6, Etchujima, Koto-ku, Tokyo 135-8533, Japan
+81 3 3630 3093
+81 3 3630 3093

last amended May 6, 2020

Korean Institute of Navigation and Port Research (KINPR)

Room C1-327, Korea Maritime and Ocean University, 727 Taejong-ro, Youngdo-gu, Busan 49112, Republic of Korea
+82 51 410 4127
+82 51 404 5993

last amended May 6, 2020

Nederlands Instituut voor Navigatie (NIN)

The Nederlands Instituut voor Navigatie (NIN) is a non-profit organisation aiming to bring together, develop and disseminate the knowledge concerning positioning, navigation and the measurement of time (PNT).

P.O. Box 8182, 3009 AD Rotterdam, The Netherlands

last amended May 6, 2020

Nordisk Navigasjonsforum (NNF)

The Nordic Institute of Navigation is a non-profit, independent and non-political organization for professionals working in the field of navigation. The focus of NNF is on all aspects of positioning and navigation related to marine, air, land, and space-based applications. Special interests lie in e-Nav and indoor navigation. NNF is working to:
- improve qualifications of professionals in navigation, among other things by aiming at better educational opportunities;
- improve safety for personnel, the environment, and financial assets dependent on positioning and navigation;
- improve efficiency and thereby to reduce costs of applications relying on positioning and navigation.
To reach these goals, NNF arranges conferences, symposia, and courses to inform on subjects, ideas, and experiences related to the field of navigation and positioning. This also includes facilitating coordination and networking opportunities during NNF events.

Gamle Rustadvei 113, NO-1389 Heggedal, Norway

Lars Giske, Secretary General

last amended March 21, 2021

Polskie Forum Nawigacyjne (PNF)

The Polskie Forum Nawigacyjne (Polish Navigational Forum, PNF) is a non-governmental non-profit organization whose members are professional navigators to promote human activity at sea, in the air, in space and on land, and all people who can benefit from the development of navigational sciences and related information technology.

inż. J. Śmidowicza 69, 81-103 Gdynia, Poland
+48 58 55 86 810

Prof. Krzysztof Czaplewski, President

last amended April 17, 2017

Russian Public Institute of Navigation (RPIN)

RTC "Internavigation", B. Trehsvyatitelski per.2, Moscow 109028, Russia
+7 495 626 2501
+7 495 626 2883

last amended 5 Mar 2009

Schweizerisches Institut für Navigation (ION-CH)

The Swiss Institute of Navigation is a non-profit organization created in 1999. It is dedicated to the advancement of the art and science of navigation serving a diverse community including those interested in air, space, marine, land navigation and position determination.
Our objectives and aims:
- to promote and develop the art and science of navigation
- to co-ordinate information from all the disciplines involved in the navigation domain
- to initiate conferences and symposia which range from international events spanning many days to single lectures on topical subjects.

Postfach 8213, CH-3001, Bern, Switzerland

last amended March 27, 2017

Royal Institute of Navigation (RIN)

The Royal Institute of Navigation's mission is to connect people to advance the science, technology and practice of navigation and to promote knowledge in positioning, navigation, timing and resilience.

c/o RGS, 1 Kensington Gore, London SW7 2AT, United Kingdom
+44 (0)20 7591 3134

Mick Watts, Administrator

last amended March 27, 2017

U.S. Institute of Navigation (USION)

The Institute of Navigation (ION) advances the art and science of positioning, navigation and timing (PNT).

8551 Rixlew Lane, Suite 360, Manassas, Virginia 20109-3701, USA
+1 703 366 2723

Lisa Beaty, Executive Director

last amended January 14, 2020

Associated members

International Public Association Academy of Navigation and Motion Control (ANMC)

Founded in Feb 1995, the Academy of Navigation and Motion Control, an international public association, is a voluntary organization of citizens of the Russian Federation and other states, in which scientists and specialists who have made significant contributions to the development of fundamental and applied science in the field of navigation and motion control and who are willing to contribute to the development and effective use of these scientific achievements in the interests of society are unified on a basis of common interests.

30 Malaya Posadskaya St, Saint Petersburg 197046, Russia

last amended April 7, 2018

NAV Canada (NAVC)

Our mission is to be a world leader in the provision of safe, efficient and cost effective air navigation services on a sustainable basis while providing a professional and fulfilling work environment for our employees.

77 Metcalfe Street, Ottawa, Ontario, K1P 5L6, Canada
+1 613-203-0250

Captain Anthony Mackay, Director, Operational Safety

last amended March 21, 2021

Chart and nautical instrument trade association (CNITA)

The Association provides an international forum for companies who supply, manufacture and maintain nautical charts, publications, instruments and magnetic compasses. The Association has a long-standing relationship with the UK Hydrographic Office and has regular meetings with senior staff at the UKHO regarding new products, digital charting, distribution, and other topics concerning both chart agents and the end user.

c/o Administration Services Ltd, Unit 19 Omega Business Village, Thurston Road, Northallerton, DL6 2NJ, UK
+44 (0)20 8253 4514

Gill Stirk

last amended November 30, 2017

Joemarine Institute of Nautical Studies and Research (JINSR)

It is the mission of Joemarine Institute of Nautical Studies and Research to train, educate, and develop effective and competent manpower for the Maritime/ Oil and Gas Industries in Nigeria.

Plot 10, 39th Street, DDPA Housing Estate, Ugborikoko, Effurun, Delta State, Nigeria
+234 7032782175

N. Shedrack

last amended May 6, 2020

Corresponding members

Australian Institute of Navigation (AIN-AUS)

The aims of the Institute are to encourage the dissemination of knowledge and to coordinate information from all the disciplines involved, and to provide a forum in which new ideas and new products can have the benefit of informed and professional scrutiny. A central feature of the Institute's activities is that they remain devoid of any political, industrial or commercial influences.

2 Niblo Place, CHAPMAN, ACT 2611, Australia
+02 6288 0346

AVM Kym Osley AM CSC Retd., Executive Secretary

last amended April 19, 2017

Indian Maritime Foundation (IMF)

IMF is a non-profit ngo established in 1993 at Pune, India, and run by volunteers, to raise awareness of the oceans and to rekindle maritime consciousness and pride in our people. In other words to make our people sea-minded, India being a major maritime sub-continental nation with ancient seafaring history and heritage.

Abhimanshree Society, Pashan Road, Pune - 411008, India
+92 98 90488242

Capt. A. C. Dixit

last amended May 6, 2020

Fóram Muirí na hÉireann / The Irish Maritime Forum (TIMARFOR)

The Irish Maritime Forum (TIMARFOR) is an independent and non-political collegiate group of professionals with a wide range of experience in the maritime domain. TIMARFOR members hold, or have held, positions at the highest level in national and international maritime organisations. The vision of TIMARFOR is to increase awareness of the importance of Ireland's Maritime Dimension in the national interest.

TIMARFOR Postbox, National Maritime College of Ireland, Ringaskiddy, Co. Cork, P43 XV65, Ireland
+ 353 83 3117151

last amended April 19, 2017

The Institute of Seamanship (IoS)

10 Kenmore Gardens, Edgware, Middlesex, HA8 5HE, United Kingdom
+44 379 677 509

John Johnson-Allen MA FRHistS FRIN, Chairman

last amended April 19, 2017

The United Kingdom Maritime Pilots' Association (UKMPA)

The United Kingdom Maritime Pilots' Association (UKMPA) is the representative professional body for Maritime Pilots in the United Kingdom. Marine Pilots are highly skilled experts authorised to pilot ships in their respective districts, taking the navigational conduct of the world's largest vessels during the often most hazardous part of their voyage. The fundamental purpose of maritime pilotage is to ensure safety, security, environmental protection and port efficiency.

c/o HQS Wellington, Temple Stairs, London WC2R 2PN, United Kingdom
+44 7966 709403

Captain Don Cockrill MBE FNI, Secretary General

last amended March 27, 2017

Resilient Navigation and Timing Foundation (RNTF)

RNTF supports policies and systems that serve to protect, toughen and augment GNSS.

4558 Shetland Green Rd, Alexandria, VA 22312, USA

last amended March 21, 2021

Comité International Radio-Maritime (CIRM)

CIRM holds considerable worldwide standing as the principal international association for marine electronics. Members include major manufacturers, suppliers, system operators and service providers, covering the whole field of maritime navigation, communications and information systems.

202 Lambeth Road, London, SE1 7JW, United Kingdom
+44 (0) 20 3411 8345

last amended February 20, 2017

The Honourable Company of Air Pilots (incorporating Air Navigators) (HCoAP)

The principal activities of the Company are centred on sponsoring and encouraging action and activities designed to ensure that aircraft are piloted and navigated safely by individuals who are highly competent, self-reliant, dependable and respected. The Company fosters the sound education and training of air pilots from the initial training of the young pilot to the specialist training of the more mature.

Air Pilots' House, 52A Borough High Street, London, SE1 1XN, England
+44 (0)20 7404 4032

last amended May 6, 2020

International Association of Lighthouse Authorities (IALA)

IALA is a non-profit, international technical association. Established in 1957, it gathers together marine aids to navigation authorities, manufacturers, consultants and scientific and training institutes from all parts of the world and offers them the opportunity to exchange and compare their experiences and achievements. IALA encourages its members to work together in a common effort to harmonise aids to navigation worldwide and to ensure that the movements of vessels are safe, expeditious and cost effective while protecting the environment. The work of the committees is aimed at developing common best practice standards through publication of IALA Standards, Recommendations, Guidelines and other publications.

10 rue des Gaudines, 78100 Saint Germain en Laye, France
+33 (0)1 3451 7001

Mr. Minsu Jeon

last amended May 6, 2020

Corporate members

Chronos Technology Ltd. (CHRONOS)

Chronos Technology is a leading international authority on GNSS vulnerability detection and mitigation solutions; and resilient synchronisation and timing solutions including use of GNSS, eLoran, PTP, NTP, and next generation Quantum technologies.

Stowfield House, Upper Stowfield, Lydbrook, Gloucestershire, GL17 9PD, United Kingdom
+44 (0) 1594 862200

Ms Louise Davies, Marketing Manager

last amended June 24, 2017


ECDIS Ltd is a privately owned UK registered company. Originally offering just the IMO 1.27 Generic ECDIS course, it went on to become the largest global independent company in its field, now offering over 30 STCW courses.
Their original IMO 1.27 Generic ECDIS course is now delivered around the world every week to thousands of seafarers.
ECDIS has made a number of their courses available offline.

Atlantic 3600 Building Parkway, Solent Business Park, Whiteley, Fareham PO15 7AN, United Kingdom
+44 1489 559677

last amended October 5, 2016

page last revised Apr 9, 2021