Published on 3 November 2021
The International Marine Contractors Association (IMCA) will be updating delegates at The Bergen International Diving Seminar, taking place 9-10 November on diving activities and on fulfilling environmental sustainability expectations.
On Day 1, Bryan McGlinchy, IMCA’s Diving Manager will be talking about the changes and expansion of the IMCA diving technical team and explaining the ongoing technical support to members as well as describing progress by the association since 2018 (when the last event was held). This embraces the revision work on the DESIGN suite of documents, the development of and the introduction of Accredited Diving System Inspector (ADSI) scheme and the work on the revision of the IMO Diving System Code, together with the routine work of revising IMCA’s library of diving guidance.
Technical Adviser – Diving, Peter Sieniewicz, will then speak about the introduction of the IMCA Diving Supervisor CPD System and potential spin-offs together with the launch of the certification verification portal. The duo will close by discussing ‘Where Next? IMCA’s diving projects for the future’.
Erik Bergh, Group HSEQS at DeepOcean and a member of IMCA’s Environmental Sustainability Committee will be speaking on Day 2 about fulfilling environmental sustainability expectations and talking delegates through IMCA’s milestone publication of the Recommended Code of Practice on Environmental Sustainability.
The Code, published in May 2021, was developed by its Members through IMCA’s committee governance structure and sets expectations for the marine contracting industry in managing key environmental and climate topics associated with all elements of offshore marine construction including diving.
The programme and registration details for the Bergen International Diving Seminar with its theme ‘Keeping Diving Relevant for the Future’ are at www.nui.no/bergen-international-diving-seminar-2021/
- Bryan McGlinchy, IMCA’s Diving Manager
- Peter Sieniewicz, Technical Adviser – Diving at IMCA
IMCA represents the vast majority of offshore marine contractors and the associated supply chain in the world, with members from over 60 countries. It publishes an extensive technical library of guidance documents on operational good practice, safety promotional materials, timely information notes and safety flashes. Its members benefit from a technical structure comprising four main divisions covering Offshore Diving, Marine (including an Offshore Renewable Energy Committee), Remote Systems & ROVs, and Offshore Surveying.
These are supported by a committee structure focused on: health, safety, security and the environment, competence and training; lifting and rigging; marine policy and regulatory affairs; and legal contracts, insurance and compliance. The association’s global coverage is organised into five geographic regions: Asia-Pacific, Europe & Africa, Middle East & India, North America, and South America.
Further information on IMCA and its work on behalf of the global offshore marine construction industry is available from www.imca-int.com and [email protected] with information on the work of the Diving Committee at www.imca-int.com/committees/diving/ and the Environmental Sustainability Committee at www.imca-int.com/committees/environmental-sustainability/
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