The IMarEST’s purpose is more critical than ever as we look at how we can make a difference across this decade and beyond. As a home for those working across the marine sector, our role is to support marine professionals throughout their careers, ensuring they continue to develop their skills and stay abreast of the latest knowledge in their fields.

At the centre of our strategic plan to 2025 is a vision of the IMarEST as the trusted voice across the marine sector and as the global community for marine professionals, distinguished as leaders in shaping a sustainable world. As we take the Institute into the next chapter of its life, you will see us focus on six strategic themes:

  • Membership experience
  • Community and member engagement
  • Technical leadership
  • Growth through innovation
  • Public profile and communications
  • Operational excellence
I am looking forward to working with our team, our members, partners, and the many volunteers who all are critical in supporting and delivering our endeavours. Together we will achieve our vision and mission and I’d wish to thank everyone who shares their passion for the Institute for your continued support.

Gwynne Lewis