Reports from CAIP Affiliates: The Royal Institute of Navigation (RIN)

The Royal Institute Of Navigation (RIN) is a learned society with charitable status; it was formed in 1947. Its objects are to unite in one body those who are concerned with or who are interested in navigation and to further its development. In this context the term navigation covers motion of all kinds as well as command and control; it embraces subjects traditionally associated with navigation such as astronomy, mathematics, cartography, electronics and information technology.

The aims of the Institute are to encourage the creation and dissemination of knowledge through research, to co-ordinate information from all the disciplines involved, to provide a forum in which new ideas and new products can have the benefit of informed and professional scrutiny and to further education and communication.