Committees are the ‘engine room’ of IALA. An IALA committee constitutes an international community of experts in a particular field.
They prepare and review relevant IALA guidance on topics identified in the IALA quadrennial work programme. The committees also monitor specific developments. These can influence the guidance offered to the IALA membership and affect decisions made in the provision of marine aids to navigation. IALA committee meetings enable all members to share expertise and experiences and keep abreast of developments in their field. Committees normally meet twice each year at the IALA Headquarters, in Saint Germain en Laye, France.