IALA

About IALA

Strategy

IALA STRATEGIC VISION 2014-2026

PURPOSE

The aim of IALA is to foster the safe and efficient movement of vessels through the improvement and harmonisation of marine aids to navigation worldwide, and by other appropriate means.

MOTTO

“Successful voyages, sustainable planet.”

STRATEGIC DOMAIN

The term ‘Marine Aid to Navigation ‘ means a device, system, or service, external to a vessel,  designed and operated to enhance safe and efficient navigation of all vessels and/or vessel traffic.

The organisation shall have a consultative, recommendatory, and technical nature.

GOALS FOR 2026

Goal 1 (G1)

Ensure that aids to navigation systems and related services, including e-Navigation, Vessel Traffic Services, and emerging technologies, are harmonised through international cooperation and the provision of standards.

Goal 2 (G2)

All coastal states have contributed to an efficient global network of aids to navigation and services for the safety of navigation, through capacity building and the sharing of expertise.

To obtain the full IALA Strategic Vision, Goals and Priorities please click here.

Position on the Development of Aids to Navigation Services

The Strategic Vision is a high level document to guide the work of the Association over a period of four years or more. At a more technical and shorter term level, the “Position on the Development of Aids to Navigation Services” describes IALA’s position on specific aspects of marine aids to navigation development. This document is kept in review by the Policy Advisory Panel and the Council at intervals of 12 months.

Please download the document here.