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The Competence Process

The Competence Process This is the fourth article in the IMCA Competence and Training Committee’s Series “Understanding Competence”. Previously, we have considered 3 questions: What is Competence?Why use a Competence Scheme?Challenges to implementing a Competence Scheme. In this article we will look at the end-to-end competence process and consider two different examples of how competence works in practice. We will consider a typical Offshore Industry competence process, that for an ROV Pilot/Tech. We have previously identified 5 distinct activities which comprise the Competence process: Pre-requisites – this could be medical, educational or trade requirements Learning – the gaining of knowledge, understanding,

The IEA World Energy Outlook 2021 – Putting the energy sector at the heart of climate solution

The IEA’s flagship publication is always worth a read, and – here is Nadine Robinson, IMCA’s Technical Adviser for Environmental Sustainability’s summary.   Coined by IEA as a guidebook for COP26, the IEA’s World Energy Outlook 2021 highlights the energy sector’s responsibility for nearly three-quarters of emissions causing climate change. Despite positive rapid growth in renewable energy sources in 2020, 2021 has seen the second largest annual increase in CO2 emissions in history. The IEA’s flagship publication explores key scenarios to garner insights (not predictions) of the future. It details three key scenarios, the first being the Net Zero by 2050 Scenario (NZE) where the global energy sector achieves net zero by 2050; the second Announced