There are many benefits of being a member of the International Institute of Marine Surveying.
As a Full, Technician or Associate Member, you are entitled to use the designatory letters after your name to show your professional commitment.
• PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT
The Institute offers a comprehensive and progressive qualifications programme designed to increase your knowledge and skills within the marine surveying industry.
• MEMBERSHIP IDENTITY CARD
IIMS members receive a membership card once their subscription is paid. It is renewed each year. The card carries the necessary details about each member and can be used to help gain access to marinas, ports, harbours and other marine establishments.
• MEMBERSHIP TRAVEL SCHEME
IIMS has appointed Norad Travel Group to run its Membership Travel Service scheme. The scheme offers a range of exclusive benefits for IIMS members only. Click to read more about the scheme.
• NETWORKING OPPORTUNITIES
From time to time you will be invited to attend seminars and forums, which will increase your knowledge in specific areas of marine surveying. It will allow you the opportunity to network with other members from different parts of the world as we are an international organisation.
• ONLINE TRAINING SEMINARS
You will be invited to participate in a series of online training seminars delivered at different time points by video conferencing on a variety of marine surveying topics by industry experts. These seminars are charged at a modest sum. You get a recording of the seminar and supporting presentations after the event. Three CPD points are awarded.
• WEB SITE MEMBER LOGIN AREA
All members are given access to a password protected members’ only area on this web site. Here you can manage your account and pay invoices for membership and other services online. Head Office can also post messages to your personal inbox for you to read.
• MEMBERSHIP NEWS BULLETIN
Distributed electronically each month in pdf format, the news bulletin aims to keep members up to date with head office news, as well as what’s happening internationally around the IIMS world.
• MEMBERSHIP MAGAZINE
As a member you will receive an electronic copy, readable as a pdf or in e-reader format, of the Institute’s quarterly magazine The Report. Each issue is full of topical articles, case studies and membership news, much of it unique and commissioned only for the Institute. Members are invited to submit articles for the magazine, which in turn earns valuable CPD points. Printed copies of the magazine are available at a cost by contacting Head Office.
• USE OF INSTITUTE LOGO
IIMS members are entitled to use the Institute’s logo for marketing purposes, subject to adherence to the rules.
Use of the IIMS logo (pdf format).
• SURVEYOR SEARCH
All members are granted entry in to the searchable online directory of surveyors, which can be found on this site.
• SMALL CRAFT WORKING GROUP TRAINING WORKSHOPS (UK & Western Mediterranean only)
There are regular small craft working group gatherings, featuring technical seminars held at various locations each year around the UK and Mediterranean. A small charge applies to attend these one day gatherings. Dates and details of forthcoming events can be found here.
• EVENTS & CONFERENCES
The Institute organises a range of events around the world both via Head Office at a local branch level too. Additionally, Conferences, the AGM and Institute Dinner are held annually in the UK. Dates and details of forthcoming events can be found here.
• WEB DESIGN SERVICE
Steve Welsh of Lahive Creative Design, a specialist web site WordPress developer (who was heavily involved in creating this site) is able to offer IIMS members web design services at a specially negotiated and substantially discounted rate. Contact Jan Cox, Membership Administrator, by email at head office for further details.
• EASY ACCESS TO IIMS SOCIAL MEDIA PLATFORMS
IIMS is active on social media and maintains LinkedIn and Twitter accounts, both of which are updated regularly. Check out the IIMS Twitter feed @IIMSmarine. Join the IIMS LinkedIn group and keep abreast of the exchange of views and ideas from surveyors around the world.
• ACCESS TO VIDEO CONTENT
Members are notified when new video content is added to the IIMS YouTube channel called Marine Surveying IIMS and are free to watch the content at their leisure. There are 85 videos featuring original content to watch.