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Making Waves is IMCA’s magazine which is distributed to Members and available to the wider industry. Making Waves was originally introduced as a quarterly magazine distributed in print format and online, by members and other stakeholders. It became a digital publication in December 2019.

Each issue of Making Waves contains a range of articles including features on topical issues, technical articles, people features. It also provides updates on the work of IMCA committees, reports on seminars and workshops and summarises briefings on regulatory issues and other industry developments.

IMCA adopted a new online platform for Making Waves in September 2020. Previous issues can be viewed in our Making Waves archive.

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Making Waves – January 2021

Visit IMCA’s COVID-19 Resource Area Keep up to date with the latest from IMCA and other key sources including industry bodies, the International Maritime Organization and other associations. This area […]



Making Waves – December 2020

IMCA News IMCA Fully Supports Seafarers Under the hashtag #SeafarersDeliveringChristmas, the maritime industry has come together to develop a range of initiatives to help show both gratitude and thanks to […]



Making Waves – October 2020

Keep up to date with the latest information from IMCA – read our October 2020 issue. In this issue, we cover: IMCA adopts environmental sustainability roadmap Diving Supervisor CPD requirements for […]



Making Waves – August 2020

Keep up to date with the latest information from IMCA – read our August 2020 issue. In this issue, we cover: eCMID progressive web app Addressing UK HSE concerns Latest […]



Making Waves – July 2020

Read the latest information from IMCA – read our July 2020 issue. In this issue we cover: IOGP Life Saving Rules COVID-19 Industry Group breakthrough eCMID Findings AVI Courses online […]



Making Waves – June 2020

Keep up to date with the latest information from IMCA – read our June 2020 issue. In this issue we cover: IMCA talks to G+ Supporting Offshore Workers during COVID-19 […]






Making Waves Goes Digital

In December 2019 IMCA issued the first digital issue of Making Waves – click below to read more  



Making Waves 88 – January 2019

In our latest edition of Making Waves, we feature the IMCA Annual Seminar held in November 2018. This covers the opening day and the focus on strategies being developed to cope with the downturn, and new ways of oil companies and contractors working together. Also included: corporate social responsiblity, competence e-portfolio, eCMID, DP practitioner accreditation and more.



Making Waves 87 – August 2018

In this edition of Making Waves, we feature the Hywind project in Scotland and the potential for floating wind farms. We also put eCMID in the spotlight with an interview […]



Making Waves 86 – April 2018

In our latest edition of Making Waves, we feature the work of Fugro to map the ocean floor to support the Seabed 2030 project. Other feature articles include an interview […]



Making Waves 85 – January 2018

In this edition of IMCA’s newsletter, Making Waves, we have a feature article on building resilience, with a new IMCA programme setting out a personal resilience awareness programme tailored for […]



Making Waves 84 – September 2017

In this edition of IMCA’s newsletter, Making Waves, we have a feature article on the decommissioning of the Brent Delta platform, including a world record lift as the topsides were […]



Making Waves 83 – June 2017

In this issue of the quarterly IMCA magazine, we speak to Kitack Lim – Secretary-General of the International Maritime Organization (IMO), as IMCA steps up its representation of the marine contracting sector at IMO and with regulators around the world.
Also in this issue: Harke Jan Meek becomes IMCA President; new initiatives following the recent strategic review; safety statistics published and changes to safety flashes on the way; regulatory updates from IMO, ILO, US (Jones Act) and the EU; and the usual updates on documentation, events and membership.



Making Waves #82 – Quarter 1, 2017

This issue of IMCA’s quarterly newsletter features an exclusive interview on the first US offshore wind project and some of the varied challenges that were overcome in order to deliver it.
Also in this issue: transitioning to the new governance arrangements; this new website and changes to document access and classification; the launch of new safety promotion video shorts; DP guidance and IMO recognition; plus the usual updates on documentation, events and membership.



Making Waves advertising opportunities for 2017

Details of the advertising opportunities available in 2017 in Making Waves, our quarterly magazine are now available inthe Making Waves 2017 Media Pack. Exclusive to IMCA Supplier (S/S*) members, advertising […]



Making Waves #81 – December 2016

This issue of IMCA’s quarterly newsletter features a review of IMCA’s recent diving seminar, which focused on updates to IMCA’s DESIGN documents and the industry’s latest operational and technological approaches.
Also in this issue: EGM supports IMCA governance update; security seminar urges preparedness; and Bryan McGlinchy features in the spotlight interview



Making Waves #80 – September 2016

This edition features an in-depth look at how safety remains a top priority for IMCA and its members, even in difficult market conditions. We look at current safety initiatives and resources available to members and hear about the experiences of experts on the SEL committee.
Also in this issue: the latest rope forum, diving workshop and more.



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