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Arctic diving guidance on Canadian Underwater Conference programme

Published on 7 October 2012

IMCA’s Arctic diving guidance will come under the conference spotlight on Monday 22 October when Peter Sieniewicz, Technical Adviser – Diving at the International Marine Contractors Association (IMCA) addresses the 5th Canadian Underwater Conference, being held in St John’s Newfoundland and Labrador.

“The expansion of oil exploration and development into colder climates and Arctic regions has been the trigger for IMCA to look at specific diving guidance,” explains Peter Sieniewicz.”Routine diving operations in these harsh conditions produce a unique set of challenges not only for the people involved, but for the associated equipment and support logistics. In the conference session at St John’s I will be looking at the work IMCA and its member companies have undertaken to produce guidance in an attempt to identify and address the unique set of problems created by this difficult and challenging environment.

“The guidance is still in preparation, so this conference provides an ideal opportunity for discussion of our proposed content, and I look forward to much stimulating discussion and feedback.”