World Marine Aids to Navigation Day

Italy is hosting the main event celebrating the World Marine Aids to Navigation Day which will be held 2-3 July 2024 in Genoa.

The event will include a visit to the “Lantern”, a centuries- old symbol of Genoa in order to celebrate the nomination as the IALA Heritage Lighthouse of the Year.

Full programme and Registration can be found on the dedicated page.


Workshop on AtoN Engineering

October 14, 2024

IALA in association with the Australian Maritime Safety Authority (AMSA) is hosting a workshop on AtoN Engineering, to be held in Sydney, Australia, from 14th to 18th October 2024. This event is organized back to back with the ENG19 Committee meeting.


WWA Procurement Courses

Congratulations to the students who successfully completed the IALA Essential Procurement for Aids to Navigation Managers in Istanbul  (20 to 23 May) at the offices of the Turkish Coastguard  (Kıyı Emniyeti Genel Müdürlüğü). 14 students from Bahrain, Tanzania, Sierra Leone, Somalia, USA, Yemen, Liberia, Bangladesh and Türkiye attended the course, expanding their knowledge of best practice in AtoN related procurement and contributing to lively discussion and sharing of views. The next course will be held in Paramaribo, Suriname from the 29th of July until the 1st August 2024.



Workshop on S-100 & S-200

September 9, 2024

IALA and the International Hydrographic Organization (IHO) in association with the United States Coast Guard (USCG) and the Committee on Marine Transportation System, are hosting the second joint workshop on S-100/200 development and portrayal to be held in Annapolis, Maryland, USA, from 09 to 13 September 2024.


The Future of MASS

The Future of Maritime Autonomous Surface Ships (MASS) document considers the outlook for the gradual adoption of MASS over the next twenty years and potential drivers and challenges for the technology.

Watch the webinar on our Youtube channel.


Digital@Sea North America

The Digital@Sea North America Conference will be held on May 8th-9th, 2024, in Atlantic Beach, FL, USA. The theme is “Evolving Navigation through eNavigation.” The event will be held over two days and will focus on the expanding application of digitalization in the maritime information environment that digitalization is creating and the many initiatives that have advanced in North America.


Upcoming Events


The WWA celebrates 10 years of activity

In this short video, have a look at some of the important steps of the World-Wide Academy in the past 10 years.


IALA Standards

Download the IALA Standards including:

  • S1010 Marine Aids to Navigation Planning And Service Requirements
  • S1020 Marine Aids to Navigation Design and Delivery,
  • S1030 Radionavigation Services
  • S1040 Vessel Traffic Services
  • S105 Training and Certification
  • S1060 Digital Communication Technologies
  • S1070 Information Services.

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