Professional Community

IMarEST provides opportunities for members to engage in numerous communities of professionals, in relation to a shared special interest or geographical regions of the world.

Our diverse communities offer tailored opportunities for knowledge sharing, networking, and career advancement, wherever you are.


Special Interest Groups

IMarEST Special Interest Groups (SIGs) are voluntary groups that operate to the benefit of a specialist field.



With members from 120 countries, our branches ensure IMarEST members are supported wherever they are.

student sections

Student Sections

Supporting student members of the IMarEST at universities, colleges and academies around the world.

Bringing you closer to your marine network, both at home and around the world.

Linking you to your community

With IMarEST Connect, members can pose questions, respond to threads, share polls and post upcoming events to their SIG or Branch, whenever you like.

A place for all members

The All Member Forum brings the entire IMarEST community together in one place. Seafarer or in the early stages of your career? These members can make use of dedicated areas to discuss the issues important to them and work with peers.

Student Members have additional access of a private space, to share employment tips and stories, find help for research projects and more. You can find these forums under the Working Groups tab on the homepage.

IMarEST Connect

IMarEST Connect

Your portal to peers, colleagues and employers across the globe.

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