Marine Surveying institute celebrates its Silver Jubilee

The International Institute of Marine Surveying (IIMS), the leading wordlwide professional body for the marine surveying profession, is set to celebrate its Silver Jubilee in 2016.

Marine surveyors continue to provide a pivotal and vital role to the world’s shipping, maritime, boat and yachting industry sectors. So it is fitting that from humble beginnings in 1991 when a group of marine surveyors met aboard HMS Wellington in London, the Institute has grown strongly and now boasts a membership of c. 1,000 in over 90 countries. The IIMS finally comes of age in 2016 as it celebrates its 25th Anniversary and Silver Jubilee.

The key aims of the Institute are to provide education and training for its members, to provide news and information, ensuring best practice is applied and to represent the profession to worldwide governments and maritime authorities.

As part of its year long celebrations, the IIMS is proud to announce the launch of its Silver Jubilee Awards, which will recognise excellence in marine surveying throughout the world in nine categories.

The Awards will be presented at a special luncheon on Wednesday 31 August 2016 as part of the IIMS 25th Anniversary Conference (31 August – 1 September 2016) at a central London location. The Awards, which are open to IIMS members, are now open and nominations are being accepted. Nominations close on 30 June 2016.

Commenting on the Institute’s forthcoming celebrations, Mike Schwarz, IIMS CEO, said, “The IIMS has come a long way in the past 25 years. Marine surveying remains a vibrant and integral part of the maritime world and I am delighted to announce the new Silver Jubilee Awards, which will represent excellence in the profession.”

He added, “However it is important we do not lose sight of our responsibility to ensure the competency levels of members are maintained to the highest level, especially given the implementation of new technologies they are faced with.”

“We remain as committed as ever to educate and train our existing members as well as developing the next generation of surveyors too.” Source: International Institute of Marine Surveying (IIMS). 

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