WATON Day 2020

Not even the pandemic of COVID-19 could stop the celebration of the World Marine Aids to Navigation (WAtoN) Day 2020, which was celebrated virtually through social media. The engagement by members and the wider maritime community across the world was outstanding. Whether it was through companies, organizations or individuals, images of Marine Aids to Navigation […]

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Farewell to Mrs Marie-Hélène Grillet

After a record-beating 38 years Mrs Marie-Hélène Grillet has retired from the IALA Secretariat. Some would say that Marie-Hélène was born in IALA since her mother, Mrs Christiane Ville, was the very first administrative officer of the Association, from its creation in 1957. Following completion of her studies, Marie-Hélène took over this position and, later […]

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IALA Webinars

The COVID-19 pandemic triggered new ways of working and different ways of communication seem needed. As the headquarters is closed and it is known that meetings will not be physically possible for an extended period of time, IALA has thought it would be good to use a new communication tool for keeping the members and […]

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Virtual committee meetings arrangements

Following the announcement at council 71 that the committee meetings for the second half of 2020 will be held virtually, the secretariat developed a paper on the arrangements needed for such meetings. These working arrangements are uniform across all committees and are extra-ordinary in nature due to exceptional circumstances that prohibit face-to-face meetings in the […]

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