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The Royal Institute of Naval Architects



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.

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.  

More about Courses

Maritime Courses Directory

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 confirmed events are listed with full details in the online RINA Events programme. 

The current RINA Events Programme (pdf file) may be downloaded. Please note that programmes may be subject to change.

All RINA events are subject to its Terms & Conditions

To register an interest in an event or to submit an abstract, visit the Register Interest in RINA Event page

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.

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

Past RINA Events

Details of previous RINA conferences and training courses are listed in Past RINA Events. Copies of the conference proceedings are available from the RINA Bookshop

Events supported by RINA

Conferences and events organised by other organisations are listed in Events supported by RINA.


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