Membership Benefits

Membership provides you with a range of benefits and services tailored to each grade, designed to support your professional development, raise your profile, provide you with access to relevant information and tools, and to connect you with other members around the world.

What can I expect from IMarEST membership? 

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Marine Professional

Our membership magazine enhances understanding of the complex technical intersections between the maritime, offshore and science agendas.

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Professional Registration

Gain international recognition for your skills, qualifications and experience and meet the core standards for marine professionals worldwide.

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Special Interest Groups

Our Special Interest Groups cover topics from biofouling and autonomous systems, to oceanography and naval engineering. 


Books and Journals

Access to a selection of leading marine journals - including the IMarEST's own titles - as well as the Institute's portfolio of technical books with discounts for members.

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Watch full recordings of all IMarEST technical lectures and other events and conferences from across the globe, or tune in to an upcoming livestream. 

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CPD Platform

Echo is our professional development platform where you can record your CPD activities and personal reflections. You can access training and learning resources as well as personalised tasks.



Free access to thousands of magazines, academic journals, papers and market reports as well as books, conference proceedings and the full archive of IMarEST-published material.

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Awards & Funding

We offer a range of awards and funding to support lifelong learning, rewarding those that have excelled in a particular field, and contributed to their profession and sector.

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Member engagement platform

Our members-only professional network provides a forum for you to connect and collaborate with peers. You can ask others for their expertise and offer up your own. 

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From conferences and roundtables to webinars, lectures and panel discussions, you will be able to access our full events programme, with talks taking place every week across the world. 

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IMarEST branches allow members to attend events in their local area. Branches are an excellent way to grow your network and meet professionals from across the marine sector. 

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Student Sections

As a student member, you can access the IMarEST community at your university via Student Sections. Get involved in events, talks and other activities near you. 


Membership of the IMarEST is open to all, whether you are a student, just starting out in your career, an experienced professional, or just someone who takes an interest in marine engineering, science or technology.

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