News from The Nautical Institute

November 2013
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Marine Spatial Planning – your free guide  
Free Marine Spatial Planning Guide
Marine Spatial Planning (MSP), and how to plan activities from wind farms and oil exploration to subsea cabling, is the subject of a new free publication specifically for seafarers from The Nautical Institute and the World Ocean Council.
Launched earlier this month at the Institute’s branch in Hong Kong, the guide aims to help maritime professionals better understand MSP and take a more active role in representing shipping and navigation issues within the process.
Download your free copy of The Shipping Industry and Marine Spatial Planning – a professional approach here and/or visit our dedicated Forum for further information. A print version will also be available in December, free plus postage and packing for members; £5.00 plus postage and packing for non-members. Contact [email protected]

From Paper Charts to ECDIS: order it today
From Paper Charts to ECDIS
We are delighted to announce the publication of the 2nd edition of our highly acclaimed guide From Paper Charts to ECDIS. Authored by Institute technical manager Captain Harry Gale FNI, the guide sets out everything mariners need to understand in making the transition to electronic charts.
On 1 July 2012 a comprehensive phase-in schedule for the mandatory carriage of ECDIS began and this second edition of the guide recognises that practical guidance on equipment, training and operational practices is now needed urgently. The industry recommendations for ECDIS training and familiarisation are included as appendices.
From Paper Charts to ECDIS is priced at £20 (£14 for Nautical Institute members) and is available via the Institute’s online shop.

Achieving good working practices onboard
Good Working Practices 
When onboard working practices are good it’s easy to take them for granted and not analyse why. When they’re not good it may be hard to pinpoint what’s not right until it’s too late. Watch our Alert! video to see how to make working practices work for people rather than the other way round.
Safe operations depend on the reliability and efficiency of people. They need to be involved in design and build, given appropriate training and easy to understand procedures and operating instructions, monitored through appraisals, mentoring and health checks, and enabled to follow a healthy lifestyle.

The NI LinkedIn Group: join the debate
Join us on LinkedIn
A survey of international seafarers has revealed that a third of all nationalities are “annoyed or frustrated by administrative burdens” in the maritime sector. You’ve probably got views on that and could air them on The Nautical Institute’s LinkedIn Group.
“Workplace overload” is one of the topics currently being discussed. Perhaps you’ve got something to add to other hot discussions? These include Marine Spatial Planning – the subject of guidance produced jointly by the Institute and the World Ocean Council. You can apply to join the Group at any time. Over 8,000 of your industry colleagues are already members. Why not get your voice heard? 

Bridge design: join us on HQS Wellington
Bridge Design
Bridge layout standardisation and ergonomics will be the topics for discussion at our free-to-attend London Branch technical meeting on board HQS Wellington on 2nd December. The IMO has identified improved, harmonised and user-friendly bridge design as a priority for the ‘eNav’ implementation plan.
A panel of speakers from the aviation and maritime industries will look into the need for standardisation and how it can be progressed. Questions addressed will include the length of time to get essential information on an unfamiliar bridge and whether this has led to accidents; are ergonomics on new ship’s bridges helping or hindering; and could standardisation be introduced without hampering innovation.
Everyone is welcome at this free event. For further information visit the Institute’s London Branch website.  

Reach your customers through Seaways
Advertise in our international members’ magazine Seaways and your message will be seen by thousands of maritime professionals.
Influential, respected, frequently quoted, Seaways is not just read by leaders and managers in the maritime industry – it is written by them too. As well as providing a unique opportunity to influence those with purchasing responsibilities, Seaways is also a cost-effective vehicle for advertising job vacancies and professional services.
For further information about our ABC audited magazine please contact our advertising manager Tony Stein at [email protected] or telephone him on +44 (0)1892 514508.

Your events guide…
Listed below are upcoming events. If there’s a Nautical Institute event near you then why not go along and meet some like-minded souls. You can be sure of a warm welcome. Find your nearest NI branch.  
6:15 pm: HQS Wellington, Temple Stairs, Victoria Embankment, London WC2R 2PN
London, UK (NI members save £200)
5:30 pm: Inn at the Park, 3-4 Deemount Terrace, Aberdeen AB11 7RX
ExCeL London (Discount available for NI members)
6.30pm: Bernhard Schulte Offices, Silverlink, North Tyneside
5:30 pm: Inn at the Park, 3-4 Deemount Terrace, Aberdeen AB11 7RX
11:00 am: On board M/S Pearl of Scandinavia, Copenhagen (10% discount for NI members)

 Publications List & Services brochure
Visit the publications section of our website to download our interactive Publications List and Services brochure, listing the entire range of specialist book titles available from The Nautical Institute.
 From Paper Charts to ECDIS 
From Paper Charts to ECDIS (2nd Edition) 
Product code:
ISBN: 978 1 906915 17 9
Standard Price: £20
NI Member Price: £14

ECDIS and Positioning
ECDIS and Positioning
Product code:
ISBN: 978 1 906915 11 7
Standard Price: £40
NI Member Price: £28
 Radar and AIS
Radar and AIS
Product code:
ISBN: 978 1 870077 95 8
Standard Price: £30
NI Member Price: £21
Buy the two together 
ECDIS and Positioning & Radar and AIS
Product code: 0322
ISBN: 978 1 906915 12 4 
Standard Price: £60
NI Member Price: £42

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Join today and enjoy these valuable benefits…

international recognition as a professional mariner plus the ability to display your NI membership on your CV and business card;

– Seaways, our monthly journalkeeping you abreast of all the latest maritime developments – now also readable online;

– the chance to meet colleagues, employers and customers at NI seminars and also via discounted entry to industry conferences and events;

– a 30% discount on all Institute specialist publications and practical guides; 

– support for your Continuing Professional Development and an online jobs board;

– legal defence insurance cover to protect you against criminalisation;

– a representative voice at IMO and other international forums;
– personal copy of our human element Alert! Bulletin and The Navigator.
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