Mission and Aims

Master Plan

Strategic Goal

The IALA World-Wide Academy (the Academy) was established in 2012 following a decision taken at the 52nd IALA Council.

Its focus is on the second Goal set out in IALA’s strategic vision 2014 – 2026 which is that:

  • all coastal states have contributed to an efficient global network of marine aids to navigation and services for the safety of navigation, through capacity building and the sharing of expertise.

In support of the IALA Strategic Vision and in close cooperation with the IALA technical committees, the primary goals of the Academy are to facilitate that:


  1. All coastal States can fulfil the obligations related to Marine Aids to Navigation placed upon them in SOLAS Chapter V; and


  1. All coastal States can claim conformance with the relevant IALA Standards.


In order to achieve these goals, the Academy undertakes a wide range of activities which are comprehensively planned to ensure an effective implementation of this strategy.

Use the link below to download our Master Plan 2020-2024:

It is a challenge, but together we can do it – The Academy recognises the considerable challenge that it has set itself, but is now appropriately resourced to meet it. This would not be possible were it not for generous sponsorship both in direct and indirect funding from a number of nations and organisations and the superb and unstinting support from the four IALA technical committees.

The Academy is funded by generous sponsors; notably IFAN, Malaysia, Singapore and the Republic of Korea; and is very grateful for their generosity. It hopes that other sponsors will join in the near future.