The Royal Institute of Navigation (RIN) is a learned society with charitable status and aims to advance the art, science and practice of navigation. Formed in 1947, its aims have always been threefold:
- To unite in one body those interested in navigation
- To advance the art, science and practice of navigation
- To promote knowledge in navigation and its associated sciences, including positioning, timing, tracking and conduct of a journey, whether on, in, over or under land, sea, air or space
Our vision is to be an inclusive group of diverse disciplines working together for a more navigable world.
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.