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.

Make yourself at home with our professional community

Our diverse communities offer tailored opportunities for networking, career advancement and knowledge sharing. Explore our Branches to find your local community of IMarEST members, or join our Special Interest Groups (SIGs) which discuss everything from marine mammals to naval engineering. We also have Student Sections across the world to support the professional development of students as they navigate their way through the marine industry. Our expansive range of communities are certain to have something that suits your interests. 

Join our professional community today and connect with a plethora of like-minded marine professionals. 

Our communities


Special Interest Groups

IMarEST Special Interest Groups (SIGs) are voluntary groups that operate to the benefit of a specialist field. SIGs are governed by a committee of members but all SIGs are open for all members to participate in as corresponding members.

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With members from 120 countries, our Branches ensure IMarEST members are supported locally.

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Student Sections

IMarEST Student Sections are an initiative to support student members of the IMarEST at universities, colleges and academies around the world.