Due to the current COVID-19 crisis, The Dutch Ministry of Infrastructure and Water Management and IALA regrettably announce that the 14th IALA Symposium and all activities planned for 24 – 29 May 2020 will unfortunately have to be postponed. As a result, we have started looking for an alternative date sometime in the first six months of 2021. As soon as we have found a new date, we will of course announce it. The organizing committee will separately inform all sponsors/exhibitors of the symposium and participants who have already registered about refunding arrangements.
Thank you for your interest in the 14th IALA Symposium and for intending to be our guest.
The IALA Secretariat has been closely monitoring developments of the impact of COVID-19 at local and global levels and has followed the advice provided by the World Health Organization, the Government of France, other Governments and actions taken by sister organizations. Based on available facts and in consultation with relevant stakeholders, the following precautionary measures have been implemented to avoid further transmission of the virus in our domain.
VTS-48 in Saint Germain en Laye, 02-06 March 2020 – cancelled
ENAV-25 in Saint Germain en Laye, 16-20 March 2020 – cancelled
Heritage Seminar in Salvador, Brazil, 25-26 April 2020 – postponed
ENG-11 in Salvador, Brazil, 27 April to 01 May 2020 – cancelled
Joint IALA-IHO S-100/S-200 Workshop in Norway, 08-12 June 2020 – postponed
Furthermore, the IALA office in Saint Germain en Laye will be physically closed in the period 16‑30 March 2020, however the Secretariat will continue to function, as the staff will be working from home, attending to e-mails, mobile telephones and responding to the main telephone number +33 1 34 51 70 01. The staff of the IALA World-Wide Academy has decided to cancel its physical meetings and travel arrangements in the period 16 March to 13 April 2020.
To minimize the impact on the committee work programme and advance work on important work items, the Secretariat is prepared to facilitate online meetings as requested by chairs and vicechairs. Requests should be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org.
In the latter half of 2020, meetings are expected to take place as planned. ENG-12 is expected to be moved to Salvador, Brazil together with the Heritage Seminar. Also, the Joint IALA-IHO S-100/S-200 Workshop is expected to take place in Norway in the latter half of 2020.
The Secretariat will continue to monitor developments, updating our website with any further news that may affect members and our operations. Decisions on further postponement or cancellation of events will be taken on a case by case basis.
IALA and IHO in association with the Norwegian Coastal Administration are hosting a technical Workshop on S-100/200 development and portrayal, to be held in the Scandic Parken hotel, Aalesund, Norway on 8 – 12 June 2020. EVENT POSTPONED
The 47th session of the VTS Committee meeting is held at HQ this week and IALA wishes to put light on the women in maritime attending the committee. This VTS committee is chaired by Ms Monica Sundklev and working groups chairs comprise women as well.
Happy World Maritime Day 2019!
L’AISM soutient la journée mondiale de la mer organisée par l’OMI sur le thème de l’égalité des sexes et l’autonomisation des femmes.
La 47ème session de la commission VTS se tient au siège cette semaine et l’AISM souhaite mettre en avant les femmes du secteur maritime qui sont présentes. Cette commission VTS est présidée par Mme Monica Sundklev et la présidence des groupes de travail comprend également des femmes.
During the IMO World Maritime Day Parallel Event in Cartagena, IALA signed an Agreement with the Escuela Naval Almirante Padilla (ENAP) Colombia on Aids to Navigation Managers training. This is an important development as it is the first Accredited Training Organisation in Spanish language for the region. The first Level 1 AtoN Manager Course is scheduled to take place next year. ENAP will also host the Training Seminar on the Use of the IALA Risk Management Toolbox in November this year. It is a great pleasure to work with such a professional organisation and motivated team. Watch the video provided by ENAP.