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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 85 – January 2018

Making Waves 85 (PDF) 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 […]



Making Waves 84 – September 2017

Making Waves 84 (PDF) 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 […]



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.



Making Waves #79 – June 2016

In this edition of IMCA’s newsletter, Making Waves, our focus article reviews our recent Contracts & Insurance Seminar, which took place in London. The key theme of the seminar was the deterioration in contracting terms in the post-Macondo and post-$100 barrel oil business environment. Plus: Alan MacLeay on the growing offshore renewables market; Denis Welch on the state of play in the Asia-Pacific region; and key considerations for members ahead of the Ballast Water Management Convention coming into force.



Making Waves #78 – March 2016

In this edition of IMCA’s newsletter, Making Waves, our focus article tackles the hot topics of energy efficiency and environmental issues. Against the backdrop of COP21 and the ever-increasing need […]



Making Waves #77 – December 2015

Making Waves 77 (PDF) Highlights from issue 77 of Making Waves include: IMCA goes back to basics at its Annual Seminar Meet the Association’s new leaders: Allen Leatt, Chief Executive, […]



Making Waves #76 – September 2015

Making Waves 76 (PDF) Highlights from issue 76 of Making Waves include: IMCA celebrates two decades: and looks to what’s on the horizon next A farewell to Jane Bugler An […]



Making Waves #75 – June 2015

Making Waves 75 (PDF) Highlights from issue 75 of Making Waves include: Risky business: we tackle the issue of bribery in our industry, with some top tips from our members […]



Making Waves #74 – March 2015

Making Waves 74 (PDF) Highlights from issue 74 of Making Waves include: Cyber Security: we reveal facts, look at the current state of play and consider the security practices needed […]



Making Waves #73 – December 2014

Making Waves 73 (PDF) Highlights from issue 73 of Making Waves Include: Dynamic Positioning: an in depth interview with retiring IMCA specialist Ian Giddings, on developments, where DP is heading […]



Making Waves #72 – September 2014

Making Waves 72 (PDF) Highlights from issue 72 of Making Waves Include: A focus on competence in the industry. What is it? And why is there an increasing need to […]



Making Waves #71 – June 2014

Making Waves 71 (PDF) Highlights from issue 71 of Making Waves Include: A focus on the ROV personnel shortages – and how our initiatives are making a difference Working at […]



Making Waves #70 – March 2014

Making Waves 70 (PDF) Highlights from issue 70 of Making Waves Include: IMCA’s Vision & Strategy and the targets set for this year Our Competence and Training action plan for […]



Making Waves #69 – December 2013

Making Waves 69 (PDF) Highlights from issue 69 of Making Waves Include: The report on IMCA’s record breaking Annual Seminar in Singapore IMCA’s Vision and Strategy update from the President, […]



Making Waves #68 – October 2013

Making Waves 68 (PDF) Highlights from issue 68 of Making Waves Include: Another successful Competence Seminar The MLC coming into force IMCA’s safety statistics report The revision to IMCA’s guidance […]



Making Waves #67 – July 2013

Making Waves 67 (PDF) Highlights from issue 67 of Making Waves Include: FPSOs & Renewables: contracting issues addressed Website & social media update New competence initiatives IMCA Diver Medic Scheme […]



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