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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 #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

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, and Richard Benzie, Technical […]



Making Waves #76 – September 2015

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 introduction to, and special […]



Making Waves #75 – June 2015

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 A focus on European […]



Making Waves #74 – March 2015

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 by our industry CMID […]



Making Waves #73 – December 2014

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 next and what IMCA’s […]



Making Waves #72 – September 2014

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 demonstrate its value? Why […]



Making Waves #71 – June 2014

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 height: a killer that […]



Making Waves #70 – March 2014

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 2014 Updates to key […]



Making Waves #69 – December 2013

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, Massimo Fontolan The findings […]



Making Waves #68 – October 2013

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 on the use of […]



Making Waves #67 – July 2013

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



Making Waves #66 – March 2013

Highlights from issue 66 of Making Waves Include: Preparing for MLC Brand New IMCA Publications Global Updates Spotlight on IMCA’S New Chief Executive, Chris Charman



Making Waves #65 – December 2012

Highlights from issue 65 of Making Waves Include: News from IMCA Annual Seminar Farewell to Hugh Williams Dubai Competence Workshop Arctic Diving



Making Waves #64 – September 2012

Highlights from issue 64 of Making Waves Include: CMID Update Competence workshop MLC countdown begins Spotlight on Jim Mann



Making Waves #63 – June 2012

Highlights from issue 63 of Making Waves Include: Report from our safety and environment seminar Spotlight on Dave Forsyth New MLC guidance DESIGN update Bridge team management



Making Waves #62 – March 2012

Highlights from issue 62 of Making Waves Include: Changes to STCW Convention IMCA competence workshops Diving certification schemes update ROV workshop Spotlight on Bill Russell-Cargill



Making Waves #61 – December 2011

Highlights from issue 61 of Making Waves Include: Full report from the New Orleans seminar Spotlight on Roy Hay IMCA seeks new staff Latest CMID update



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