IALA World-Wide Academy

The World-Wide Academy is the vehicle by which IALA delivers education, training and capacity building

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Education & Training

The objective of the Academy is not so much to conduct training itself, but to develop and promote the use of the IALA model training courses. The Academy facilitates such courses as required.

During the Pandemic, the accredited training organizations stopped delivering residential courses. In response to this, the Academy has developed a suite of online versions of the IALA model courses. read more.

Capacity Building

Some coastal States have a need to reinforce their national and institutional capacity to deliver Marine Aids to Navigation services to international standards.

The Academy assists by conducting a technical needs assessment mission and proposing a number of possible improvements which woyuld brung the coastal State closer to conforming to international standards read more.

The effect of the Pandemic

The COVID-19 pandemic has severely disrupted the work programme of the Academy. Many training courses, missions and awareness events have been cancelled or postponed and there has been no travel activity since March 2020.

This has triggered the Academy to find new ways to stay connectedwith coastal States in need. Webinars, microseminars and online training form part of the solution to this problem.


Responding to the restrictions of the COVID-19 pandemic the academy now regularly organizes a series of webinars on the technical challenges our members are facing, such as:

  • AtoN remote monitoring
  • Buoy moorings
  • AtoN light characters
  • AtoN maintenance
  • Various aspects of VTS

Recordings from these webinars and more can be found on the IALA YouTube Channel

Micro Seminars

During the Pandemic where travel is difficult, the Academy has started to organize onine seminars to replace follow up missions recent Technical Needs assessment missions.

If your organization is interested  such a seminar send an email to