The International Association of Maritime Institutions is an association of colleges and other organisations involved in providing education and training for personnel involved in the Merchant Navy, Towing and Fishing Industries, though its Members and Associate Members also serve the wider maritime industry and the offshore industry to varying degrees. It is based in the UK and includes in its membership all of the major providers of courses leading to statutory Department of Transport certification as well as the Institute of Marine Engineering, Science and Technology and the Nautical Institute.