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Message from the Secretary-General: IALA enters 2018 with great optimism

As the IALA Secretariat is busy putting the finishing touches to outstanding tasks before closing for the traditional festive season from Thursday evening 21 December onwards (reopening on Wednesday morning 3 January), I use the opportunity to wish all our Members as well as my hard-working and dedicated Secretariat colleagues a Merry Christmas and Happy […]

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IALA 2nd Preparatory Diplomatic Conference

The second Preparatory Diplomatic Conference will take place from 7-8 February 2018  in Le Palais des Congrès at the  Mogador Palace AGDAL Hotel in Marrakech, Kingdom of Morocco. On the initiative of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Development of the Republic of France, IALA’s host country, a first preparatory diplomatic conference took place […]

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Activities

IALA WWA Distance Learning

The IALA World-Wide Academy delivered its third formal one-week Level 1 AtoN manager Module 3 course in its Headquarters from 16 to 20 October 2017. The course was attended by four participants; Mr David Jeffkins from Australia; Mr Allan Taylor from Canada and two from Estonia – Mr Maarius Utso and Mr Lauri Toomiste. All […]

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IALA WWA Technical Mission to Guatemala

The IALA WWA Programme Manager, Mrs Delanoye, conducted a technical needs assessments mission on the Aids to Navigation and VTS Service Delivery in Guatemala. This mission generated a technical report with recommendations for the government and ports on how to enhance this service to full international standard and to fulfil their international obligations under SOLAS […]

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65th session of the IALA Council

The IALA Council met for its 65th session at IALA Headquarters from 12 to 15 December 2017, under the chairmanship of Juan Francisco Rebollo, President of IALA.  Twenty one Councillors over twenty four were in attendance. It was a busy session with 146 input papers, most of them documents prepared by the Committees at their […]

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8th International e-Navigation Underway Conference

The 8th International e-Navigation Underway Conference sets sail from the 24th – 26th January 2018. Members of IALA, The Nautical Institute, BIMCO, CIRM, IHO – automatically receive a 10% discount, just tick by the membership. Book now: https://www.int-e-navigation.dk This prestigious international event is packed full of distinguished speakers and a chance to network with prominent delegates in the […]

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Workshop on How to run the Maritime Connectivity Platform

Workshop concludes: MCP to tackle barriers Maritime Connectivity Platform (MCP) will be a platform for new business opportunities through an introduction of standards and interoperability. Also, support from international organisations is crucial, a workshop dedicated to MCP concluded. More than fifty delegates representing nineteen countries from all over the world took part as IALA hosted […]

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Book Now early bird discount for the 19th IALA Conference 2018

SAVE THE DATE Registration Early Bird Registration: October 1, 2017 – January 31, 2018 Pre-Registration: February 1 – May 13, 2018 Onsite Registration: May 26 – June 2, 2018 Best Practice Competition Application & Deadline for Full Papers, Presentation Submission of Best Practice Competition Application: November 30, 2017 Submission of Full Papers: February 28, 2018 […]

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Seminar on Arctic Navigation

IALA hosted a seminar on Arctic Navigation from 9 to 10 November 2017. The Seminar was following-up a meeting held in February 2010 at IALA Headquarters attended by Arctic nations where a number of actions were agreed by the participants. The seminar was attended by 38 delegates, representing 8 countries and 6 Sister organisations. The […]

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A new recommendation from the ENG Committee

The AtoN Engineering & Sustainability Committee (ENG) have recently completed their work plan in time for the General Assembly in Korea. One of the committee’s work streams was to review the guidance on how to measure lights and what range is associated with a particular intensity, flash length and flash shape. After a good deal […]

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