Upcoming events

The IMRF Future Technology Panel (FTP) is an arena for IMRF members to share visions, needs, ideas and knowledge about any and all things related to future tech and innovation that could help save lives at sea.

This innovative panel is now in its third year and continues to grow. The Royal Dutch Lifeboat Institution (KNRM) will be hosting this year's event. To register your interest in the course, please contact Mr Hans van der Molen of KNRM at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Event Date 28 March 2017 - 9:00 am
Event End Date 29 March 2017 - 5:00 pm
Capacity Unlimited

The Secretary-General of the International Maritime Organization has the honour to invite nominations for candidates for the 2017 IMO Award for Exceptional Bravery at Sea.

For this purpose, annex 1 to this circular contains Guidelines defining the purpose of and the criteria for granting the Award; the process by which nominations for the Award will be sought, considered, assessed, judged and decided; the form of the Award; and the manner in which it will be awarded.

Event Date 14 April 2017
Event End Date 14 April 2017
Capacity Unlimited

Singapore Maritime Week (SMW) is the leading maritime event in Singapore driven by the Maritime and Port Authority of Singapore (MPA). SMW gathers the international maritime community in Singapore for a week of conferences, dialogues, exhibitions and social events in celebration of all things maritime.

Event Date 23 April 2017 - 9:00 am
Event End Date 28 April 2017 - 5:00 pm
Capacity Unlimited

Please consider attending the Third Annual Ferry Safety and Technology conference sponsored by the Worldwide Ferry Safety Association. The conference will push forward on issues cutting edge explored at pervious conferences. Included will be:

Event Date 11 May 2017 - 9:00 am
Event End Date 12 May 2017 - 5:00 pm
Capacity Unlimited

For more information, please contact us at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Event Date 22 May 2017 - 9:00 am
Event End Date 26 May 2017 - 5:00 pm
Capacity Unlimited

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The Australian and New Zealand Search and Rescue Conference will again follow ANZDMC in 2017, held 24 May 2017 at Jupiters Gold Coast, QLD. Discounts are being offered to delegates who attend both Conferences.

More information on SAR17 can be found at www.sar.anzdmc.com.au.

Event Date 22 May 2017 - 9:00 am
Event End Date 23 May 2017 - 5:00 pm
Capacity Unlimited

Maritime Search and Rescue returns on 23rd - 24th May 2017 in Helsinki, Finland, delivering an international forum for Coast Guards, Governments, response agencies, regulatory bodies, ship operators and wider industry to discuss current and future operational Maritime Search and Rescue requirements.

Event Date 23 May 2017 - 8:00 am
Event End Date 24 May 2017 - 5:00 pm
Capacity Unlimited

For more information, please contact us at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Event Date 24 May 2017 - 9:00 am
Event End Date 26 May 2017 - 5:00 pm
Capacity Unlimited

Call for Papers: Gender Implications of the Law of the Sea


The School of Law, University of Milano-Bicocca is organising a two-days conference on the gender implications of the law of the sea, to be held in Milan (Italy) on 25-26 May 2017.

Event Date 25 May 2017 - 9:00 am
Event End Date 25 May 2017 - 5:00 pm
Capacity Unlimited

Defence IQ has just announced the event programme for the 5th Annual Search and Rescue 2017 Summit (Copenhagen, 30th May - 1st June 2017).

Event Date 30 May 2017 - 9:00 am
Event End Date 01 June 2017 - 5:00 pm
Capacity Unlimited

G4Massrescuebanner44cThe International Maritime Rescue Federation (IMRF) is delighted to announce our latest International Mass Rescue Conference (G4), to be held on 11-13 June 2017 in Gothenburg, Sweden.

This is the fourth of the IMRF's international conferences on maritime mass rescue operations, known as the 'Gothenburg Series'. The conferences are hosted by the Swedish Sea Rescue Society.

Event Date 11 June 2017 - 9:00 am
Event End Date 13 June 2017 - 5:00 pm
Capacity 140
Available place 140
Individual Price €500.00
€500.00 140

Date will be confirmed in due course. For more information, please contact us at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Event Date 19 June 2017 - 9:00 am
Event End Date 20 June 2017 - 5:00 pm
Capacity Unlimited

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The International Maritime Rescue Federation (IMRF) and the Koninklijke Nederlandse Redding Maatschappij (KNRM) are delighted to announce the first 'Fundraising/Communication ‘Skill-Share’ Meeting', to be held on 29-30 June 2017 in Zandvoort, The Netherlands.

Event Date 29 June 2017 - 9:00 am
Event End Date 30 June 2017 - 5:00 pm
Capacity 75
Available place 72
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On 20 and 21 July 2017 GLOBAL SAR RESOURCES SDN. BHD. will be holding the 6th International Search and Rescue Conference & Exhibition - ISAR 2017 in Chennia, India.

The theme of the conference is 'Harnessing SAR Technology - Integrating Human Resources - Implementing on Ground'.

Event Date 20 July 2017 - 9:00 am
Event End Date 21 July 2017 - 5:00 pm
Capacity Unlimited

Date and venue will be confirmed in due course. For more information, please contact us at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Event Date 02 October 2017 - 9:00 am
Event End Date 06 October 2017 - 5:00 pm
Capacity Unlimited

Date and venue to beconfirmed in due course. For more information, please contact us at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Event Date 02 November 2017 - 9:00 am
Event End Date 03 November 2017 - 5:00 pm
Capacity Unlimited

The exact date, venue, registration and other information will be confirmed nearer the time.

Event Date 16 June 2019 - 9:00 am
Event End Date 20 June 2019 - 5:00 pm
Capacity Unlimited

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