About IMCA

Welcome to IMCA

Welcome to IMCA

IMCA is a trade association and exists for the benefit of its members across the offshore, marine and underwater engineering industry.

In common with other trade associations, we provide members with guidance, allowing them to 'self-regulate' rather than look to clients or governments for setting rules and procedures. While governments legislate on a range of issues in the public interest, they cannot produce legislation for every part of an industry's operations - nor may that be desirable. A key benefit of industry guidance is that it can be implemented and updated more quickly than legislation, which is vital in an industry with rapidly advancing technology.

As a trade association we must also comply with international competition law (competition, antitrust and similar laws). We use strict guidelines to ensure compliance. Please download the IMCA Competition Law Compliance Policy.

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    Introducing IMCA

    What is IMCA? We are a knowledge base, a forum and facilitator, and we act as a common industry voice.

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    IMCA's technical work programme is based on a set of strategic objectives.

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    IMCA's regional sections enable members to address issues specific to their local area and ensure the global applicability of the association's world-wide activities.

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    IMCA was founded in 1995 through the merger of the Association of Diving Contractors (AODC) and the Dynamically Positioned Vessel Owners Association (DPVOA).