On September 22, 2021, The International scientific and practical conference on the topic: “The role and significance of the Nautical Institute for the maritime community in the world and in Ukraine”, was held on the basis of the National University “Odessa Maritime Academy” and dedicated to the 20th anniversary of the creation of the Maritime Institute of Ukraine – MIU (department of the Maritime Institute Great Britain in Ukraine).

The conference was attended by members of the Maritime Institute of Ukraine, the Maritime Institute of Great Britain and other countries, representatives of the maritime administration of Ukraine, classification societies, heads and specialists of maritime educational and research institutions, trade unions, ports, ship owners, crewings, supply, insurance  agencies and other companies.

During the event, topical issues of the maritime industry were discussed, a lot of interesting reports were made by the participants, and at the end there was a presentation of a book dedicated to the 20th anniversary of the MIU.

A remarkable event for the Ukrainian Maritime Community was the opening of a branch of the Nautical Institute (NI) on the basis of the Odessa State Maritime Academy in October 2000 (now – NU «OMA»). It was the first “breakthrough” of that internationally recognized and authoritative dynamic organization to Ukraine, the CIS countries, the Baltic States and countries of Eastern Europe. That fact was certainly a fair evidence of the recognition of the enormous Ukrainian potential in the sphere of Maritime Industry, the professionalism and achievements of our maritime specialists: researchers, seafarers, port workers. The principal objective of the new organization was the familiarization of the Ukrainian Maritime Community with the processes and the developments in the World Maritime Industry, priority research and elaboration’s, the latest achievements and the problems arising, as well as cooperation and mutual information exchange, the facilitation of the further competence improvement of our maritime specialists.