THE Nautical Institute BC Branch


For maritime professionals.
Network with colleagues at branch events and seminars.


Arctic Conference | May 2024
About Us

About the NIBC

The Nautical Institute is a non-governmental organisation (NGO) with consultative status at the International Maritime Organization (IMO). Our aim is to promote professionalism, best practice and safety throughout the maritime industry and to represent the interests of our members.

Diversity and inclusion pledge…
“The Nautical Institute, as the global body for maritime professionals, pledges its commitment to encourage, support and celebrate a diverse and inclusive maritime industry, including gender, race, ethnicity and age. Furthermore, The Nautical Institute pledges to embrace equal opportunities and visibility in all activities of the Institute.”



institute role

The Nautical Institute is an international representative body for maritime professionals involved in the control of sea-going ships. 

institute aims

To provide possible professional focus.
To represent members’ professional views within international, national and local bodies. To promote and co-ordinate in the public interest the development of nautical studies in all its branches.

bc branch

The BC Branch provides local networking opportunities, technical and  social  meetings, seminars and professional development assistance.

Special thanks to our website sponsor

Special thanks to our website sponsor


The NIBC Benefits

Career Development

The Institute offers a number of learning opportunities to members and non-members alike. 

branch events

The NIBC organizes industry events to keep you informed and involved.

NIBC conferences

Join The Nautical Institute BC Branch May 11 – 13, 2022 for Maritime Arctic: Changing Opportunities and Challenges.

Industry networking

Connect with other nautical industry professionals and businesses.

Become a Member

We have a membership type to suit everyone. Find out what Nautical Institute membership can do for you. The Nautical Institute is a thriving membership organization, open to all those with a professional interest in the control of sea-going ships and other maritime matters.

Sponsor Conference

Several opportunities are available to help you achieve your specific objectives and enhance your outreach at this international event.  Regardless of your budget, we have an opportunity that will fulfill your requirements and ensure an excellent return on investment.

Free membership for students and cadets!

The NI is delighted to introduce free membership for those in initial maritime training or education.
Free membership will be extended for up to 12 months following the completion of studies, providing student members with time to establish their careers. There will also be the option to upgrade to full membership (MNI) at half-price!


Networking opportunities from belonging to a truly international professional body with 55 branches worldwide

Access to world-leading technical webinars and presentations

Seaways digital, the Institute’s monthly membership magazine

The chance to learn from experienced maritime professionals working in a variety of fields