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RINA organises a programme of international conferences, seminars and workshops , covering a broad range of experience and opinion on research, development and operation on all aspects of the design, construction, maintenance and operation of marine vessels and structures.

RINA conferences provide an opportunity for scientists, engineers, designers, owners and regulators to listen to presentations on the latest technical developments, discuss current issues and network.

Full details of all conferences, including submission of abstracts, registration of interest, conference registration, sponsorship opportunities etc are given in the Events Programme


The technical papers presented at RINA conferences are peer reviewed by acknowledged experts in the field ensuring that the relevance and technical quality of RINA events remains as high as possible.

A conference will typically last two days, and will include a full programme of 16-18 half-hour technical presentations followed by open discussion.

Delegates receive a printed copy of the Conference Proceedings containing all papers presented at the conference. USB key containing all papers and the MS PowerPoint presentations are available after the conference.


The Royal Institution of Naval Architects organises various maritime courses including a Basic Dry Docking Training, Contract Management for Ship Construction, Repair and Design, and Communication Skills for Engineers.  Full details of all courses are given in the Events Programme

The  Maritime Courses Directory lists a number of other full time, part time and correspondence course organised by university, college and other training organisations.

Events Programme

All conferences and courses organised by the Institution are listed in the Events Programme

Past Events

Details of previous conferences and courses organised by the Institution, including details of papers presented, are listed in RINA Events. Copies of the conference proceedings are available from the RINA Bookshop

Events supported by RINA

Conferences and events organised by other organisations and supported by the Institution are listed in Supported Events.

Student Sponsorship at RINA Events

RINA, along with several industry partners, funds a number of sponsored conference places for Student Members and Associate Members in full time education. For more information or to request a place, contact Nick Cox at

Sponsorship and Exhibition Opportunities

RINA events provide the perfect opportunity for effective and highly targeted marketing. Sponsorship and exhibition opportunities exist for all RINA events.

RINA membership

Teinbridge Propeller

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Uni Stratchclyde June 2021

Metstrade May 2022