Encourage and promote a higher standard of qualifications, competence and knowledge among those in control of seagoing craft, including non-displacement craft.
Facilitate the exchange and publication of information and ideas on nautical science.
To encourage research therein and to publish the results thereof.
Establish and maintain appropriate educational and professional standards of membership.
Promote and maintain the standard of professionalism of its members.
Co-operate with any appropriate Government departments and other competent bodies or authorities, and with universities and other educational institutes and authorities in the furtherance of education and training in nautical science and practice.