The IMRF is pleased to announce the launch of an International Scholarship Programme as part of this year’s World Maritime Rescue Congress, which is taking place in June in Rotterdam, hosted by The Royal Netherlands Sea Rescue Institution (KNRM). 

The programme, which is generously supported by the Dutch Ministry of Infrastructure and Water Management, will support participants from Small Island Developing States (SIDS) and Least Developed Countries (LDCs) who otherwise would not be able to attend WMRC 2023 due to financial constraints.

“We are always looking for ways to reach and support SAR organisations around the world, particularly those that cannot afford to fund the cost of attending an essential best practice sharing conference for the maritime SAR industry such as WMRC 2023,” said Caroline Jupe, CEO of the IMRF.

“I am incredibly proud that this Scholarship Programme will enable the IMRF to reach SAR services in these areas and enable them to contribute to and benefit from the Congress and bring knowledge back to their own SAR organisation,” she added.

The scholarship will cover the registration fee for WMRC 2023, a three-night stay at the SS Rotterdam, air travel and visa cost, as well as food and beverages for the duration of the Congress days.

The application process for the WMRC International Scholarship Progamme is available until 30 March 2023 and successful recipients will be notified by 14 April 2023.

Click here to find out more about the programme and how to apply. 

Tickets for WMRC 2023 are now available and IMRF members have access to an exclusive discount until 17 March 2023. Click here to find out more about this year’s congress and how to register: