Intergovernmental Status is on its way!

The Convention will enter into force on 22 August 2024. The intergovernmental Organization will be created and the transition period will begin. The first 30 States to ratify, accept, approve, or accede to the Convention on the International Organization for Marine Aids to Navigation are Singapore, Norway, Japan, Malaysia, India, Panama, The Netherlands, The United […]


Workshop on AtoN Engineering

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.


Vacancy WWA Dean

July 8, 2024

We are recruiting a new Dean for the World-Wide Academy. If you would like more details on the job offer, please e-mail us. The deadline to receive applications is set at 1 September 2024.



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.


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.


Annual Report 2023

See the Annual Report 2023!


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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