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From its founding in 1860 to today, RINA has been leading the industry – we’re a knowledge centre for the latest ideas, we support the continuous professional development of members, and we inform positive change for the benefit of all. Find out more about our history and how we operate.

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About the Institution

Discover how we promote vibrant forums for exchanging technical papers, ideas, views and discussion, and award the highest professional qualifications and standards in advancing naval architecture and maritime engineering.

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Our History

Find out how RINA has been leading the industry since 1860. It was founded when innovations of the Industrial Age were enabling enormous advances in the art of ship construction and has been powering future generations ever since.

RINA brings together top speakers in the field of wind-assisted propulsion systems

Board, Council & Regions

Find out how our Board of Trustees governs the Institution, ensuring its smooth operation, compliance and stability. You can also read more about our Council and how we operate internationally.

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International Links

We have unique ties with the world’s leading maritime organisations to ensure the views of naval architects are heard and to shape legislation concerning maritime safety and environmental protection.

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Maritime Committees

Our Maritime Committees lead strategy and activities to promote their areas of expertise – safety, IMO, environment and innovation. They also provide guidance to Council.

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