The Royal Institution of Naval Architects (RINA) is the global governing body for naval architecture and maritime engineering.

We support individuals, companies and organisations who work in the design, construction and maintenance of marine vessels and structures.

We set standards and ensure professionals maintain exceptional levels of competence, integrity and technical excellence.

Our aim is to lead the industry – driving development and innovation to improve the welfare of societies and safeguard our world for generations to come.

Why become a Member?

Global recognition, career development, great benefits

As a Member, you’ll attain a qualification that verifies your professional competence and technical excellence. Membership is also internationally recognised, so you can take your career across the world. 

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You’ll have access to opportunities and resources that will help you achieve your career goals. From getting your first job to professional registration and beyond.

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We bring together industry, educators and decision makers from across the world to lead discussion, develop policy, and set standardsJoin us and help drive the profession forward. 

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We’ve got some great tools and resources to aid your career development – technical publications, courses and events, E-library, and much more.

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Safety Committee

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The Maritime Safety Committee aims to improve maritime safety by sharing its extensive expertise with professionals working in naval architecture, maritime engineering and related sectors.

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IMO Committee

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RINA’s International Maritime Organization (IMO) Committee represents its members at the IMO, ensuring the views and evidence-based opinions of the naval architecture community are heard.

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Environment Committee

RINA Maritime Environment Group

The Maritime Environment Committee leads on strategy and activities that help protect the maritime environment and develop marine renewable energy.

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Innovation Committee

RINA Maritime Innovation Group

The Maritime Innovation Committee identifies and assesses the impacts of new and evolving technologies, and develops policy on how the Institution should address them.

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