Institute of Marine Engineering, Science and Technology

About the IMarEST

The IMarEST is The Institute of Marine Engineering, Science and Technology; the international professional body and learned society for all marine professionals. IMarEST has a registered charity status and is the first Institute to bring together marine engineers, scientists and technologists into one international multi-disciplinary professional body. The IMarEST has categories of membership for everyone with an interest in the marine world, and is the largest marine organisation of its kind with a worldwide membership of over 20,000 individuals based in over 120 countries.


IMarEST’s objectives

Our mission is to work with the global marine community to promote scientific development of marine engineering, science and technology, providing opportunities for the exchange of ideas and practices and upholding the status, standards and expertise of marine professionals worldwide. The IMarEST aims to;

  • Provide input as an NGO to the International Maritime organisation and other intergovernmental organisations as appropriate.
  • Influence the maritime industry, academia and governments to identify and address important issues in the marine industry.
  • Undertake activities that promote the maritime profession to a wider society.
  • Encourage continued professional development and promote scientific development of marine engineering, science and technology via our branches and other networks.
  • Reaffirm the IMarEST as the global body of choice for all ocean professionals – a professional network for life.


IMarEST’s aspirations for Navigating a Changing Climate

Awareness of climate change is generally high amongst the IMarEST’s membership, and the Institute's position on climate change is available here. The Institute’s aspirations for Navigating a Changing Climate are to contribute to raising awareness and work together with the partners of the coalition to help the inland and maritime navigation infrastructure sector respond to climate change. By furthering understanding, providing targeted technical support, and building capacity, the coalition’s ‘Navigating a Changing Climate’ initiative will encourage the owners, operators and users of waterborne transport infrastructure to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and shift to low carbon maritime and inland navigation infrastructure, and to act urgently to strengthen resilience and improve preparedness to adapt to the changing climate. As a learned society, IMarEST supports and inspires the development of best practice in marine engineering, science and technology, addressing the needs of society at sea and making a positive difference in line with our Corporate Vision of a world where marine resources and activities are sustained, managed and developed for the benefit of humanity.

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