The Norwegian Union of Marine Engineers (NUME) founded in 1902 is politically independent trade union affiliated to The Confederation of Unions for Professionals (Unio), on national basic and international affiliated to ITF, ETF, NTF, NMF and NF.

NUME also participate in all Norwegian Maritime Authority, IMO and ILO meetings to influence regulatory maintain and development. 

In order to ensure a sustainable workforce, safe, sufficiently manning and fair transition taking into account the environmental requirements, technological development and new energy sources for propulsion and maneuvering, NUME shall ensure nationally and internationally tripartite cooperation to achieve; 
- safety and security regulations must be developed and implemented, before technical implementation
- career plan and continuing education must be offered to the individual employee
- intelligent vocational human competence must govern the technology