About Us

IMarEST is The Institute of Marine Engineering, Science and Technology; a registered charity and the international professional body and learned society for all marine professionals.

Our vision is to be the trusted voice across the marine sector as a global community for all marine professionals distinguished as leaders in shaping a sustainable world.

We are the largest marine organisation of our kind and the first Institute to bring together marine engineers, scientists and technologists into one international multi-disciplinary professional body.  

We promote the scientific development of marine engineering, science and technology, providing opportunities for the exchange of ideas and practices and upholding the status, standards and knowledge of marine professionals worldwide.

The IMarEST is a nominated and licensed body of the Engineering Council (UK), a member of the Science Council and has links with maritime organisations worldwide. We provide grades of membership for everyone working in a marine related role, from those seeking to become Chartered or other Professional Recognition, to those just starting out in their careers or studying in education.







Our Mission

We enhance the professional development of marine engineers, scientists and technologists at all stages of their careers. Through our international branches and multidisciplinary special interest groups we enable marine professionals to engage on relevant topics, share knowledge and drive change. Through our partnerships with academia, industry and regulators, we raise professional standards and awareness. 

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The IMarEST is a body incorporated by Royal Charter and a charity registered in England & Wales (212992).

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The IMarEST was founded in the UK on February 12 1889 with a desire to uphold engineers’ status, rights and competence.

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International Representation

The IMarEST holds formal recognition across a range of intergovernmental organisations at a level unrivalled by similar organisations of our kind.

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Guild of Benevolence

The Guild of Benevolence supports those in need within the marine community and their dependants globally.

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Strategic Plan

Our strategic plan through to 2025, as we take the Institute into the next chapter of its life.

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Corporate documents

A summary of our latest Annual Report and Accounts, AGM notices, governance documents and other related documents.

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