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Argentina Australia Austria China Czech Republic DPR Korea Egypt France Germany India Ireland Israel Italy Japan Rep. of Korea The Netherlands Nordic countries Poland Russia Spain Switzerland UK USA
ANMC CIRM HCoAP IoS RNTF UKMPA
Chronos ECDIS


Member institutes

Österreichischer Verein für Navigation (ÖVN)

ÖVN/AIN is a non-profit organisation with the aim of fostering science, research as well as technology and application development in the field of navigation to increase the safety and efficiency of transport systems on land, on sea and in the air and space. To that end, the Institute brings together experts from government, academia, industry and the user community.

Bertram Arbesser-Rastburg, FIEEE, President
c/o TU Graz, Institut für Geodäsie, Steyrergasse 30, 8010 Graz, Austria
+43 664 378 2178

last amended July 5, 2017


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.

10 court 1-401, Heping East Street, Dongcheng District, Beijing, China
010-65299790
010-65299796

last amended April 19, 2017


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 goal of the society is to foster science and research, technique and implementation of localisation and navigation and so contribute to the security, performance and economy of shipping, air and space transport and terrestrial transportation. To this end we bring together professionals and interested parties from government, science, industry and end-users.

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

last amended March 27, 2017


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 Electrical Engineering, Technion-IIT, Haifa, Israel 3200003
+972 4 829 4780

Mira Aran, secretariat

last amended March 27, 2017


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 professional, the Instituteâ??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 rang 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.

Via Cola di Rienzo, 190, 00192 Roma, Italy
+39 6 68210847

last amended March 27, 2017


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 March 27, 2017


Korean Institute of Navigation and Port Research (KINPR)

c/o Korea Maritime University, 1 Dongsam-dong, Youngdo-ku, Busan 606-791, Republic of Korea
+82 51 410 4127
+82 51 404 5993

last amended April 19, 2017


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
+31 (0)6 2278 1914

last amended 14 October 2016


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.

Dalhaugvegen 62, NO-7020 Trondheim, Norway
+47-41303665

Prof. Börje Forssell, Secretary General

last amended July 5, 2017


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


Instituto de Navegación de España (INE)

The Instituto de Navegación de España is a non-profit organisation with the objective of facilitating the development of better and more economical navigation in Spain now and in the future.

Instituto de Navegacion - SEDE CENTRAL, Paseo de Santa Madrona 45-51, 08038 - Barcelona, Espana
+34 934 237 839
+34 935 671 567

Sr. Jesus Carbajosa Menendez, President

last amended March 17, 2013


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) is (one of) the world's premier non-profit professional society (societies) dedicated to the advancement of 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 March 27, 2017


Associated members

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

The International Public Association "Academy of Navigation and Motion Control" was founded in February 1995 as a public association of scientists and researchers in the field of navigation and motion control.

30 Malaya Posadskaya St, Saint Petersburg 197046, Russia
+7 (812) 499-83-02 or +7 (812) 499-78-38

last amended 19 Apr 2009


Corresponding members

Instituto Argentino de Navegacion (IAN)

Avenida Montes de Oca 2124, Capital Federal, 1271 Buenos Aires, Argentina
+541 14 303 3138
+541 14 301 3883

last amended unknown


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)

The Indian Maritime Foundation (IMF) was established in December 1993. Primary aim of the IMF is to promote awareness of and debate in all aspects of India�s maritime interests, especially in the field of naval, geo strategic, shipping and ports, marine art, underwater technology, marine environment activities etc.

1/402 Gera Gardens, Koregaon Road, Pune - 411001, India
+91 20 26169168 or +91 9823655692

last amended April 19, 2017


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)

RNT Foundation is a nonprofit, public benefit corporation that helps protect critical infrastructure by promoting resilient navigation and timing worldwide.

4558 Shetland Green Rd, Alexandria, VA 22312, USA
+1 888 354 9109 or +1 571 225 2580

last amended January 31, 2017


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.

Cobham House, 9 Warwick Court, Gray's Inn, London WC1R 5DJ, United Kingdom
+44 (0)20 7404 4032

last amended March 25, 2017


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. (ECDIS)

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 Jul 8, 2017