The International Institute of Marine Surveying (IIMS), founded in 1991, celebrates its 25th anniversary this year. From humble beginnings, the organization has grown steadily to become a leading, worldwide body for professional marine surveyors of all disciplines. The Institute boasts one thousand members in nearly one hundred countries. IIMS is passionate about educating surveyors and increasing standards throughout the profession.
The cornerstone of this year’s 25th anniversary celebrations are centered around its two day conference, which takes place in three iconic venues in London on Aug. 31 and Sept. 1.
On the first morning there are five carefully selected technical workshops. Then to coincide with this special occasion, IIMS has launched its Silver Jubilee Awards for Excellence in Marine Surveying, which will be presented at lunchtime on the first day of Conference by Sir Alan Massey, Maritime & Coastguard Agency CEO, at Regent’s University.
Later that evening, a gala dinner has been organized at the Museum of London Docklands.
On Sept. 1, delegates will assemble at the iconic Old Library, Lloyd’s of London for a day of conferencing under the theme of ‘Marine Surveying: The Next 25 Years.’ The speaker lineup is complete and with the theme in mind, the confirmed speakers will tackle a range of topics from autonomous ships to drone technology, from the future challenges facing marine insurers to how the industry nurtures and develops the next generation of surveyors.
“This is a highly significant year in the history of IIMS. With technology advancing rapidly, this year’s Conference allows us to take a look round the corner at what the coming years will hold for surveyors,” IIMS Chief Executive Officer Mike Schwarz said. “I am delighted at the quality of speakers and believe the event will be not only highly educational and informative, but also hugely enjoyable too.”
The conference is open to anyone from the maritime world to attend and not just IIMS members.
For full details, visit the conference website.