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Podcast – Lifting & Rigging Seminar

Lifting Technology and Lifting in Offshore Renewables IMCA is hosting its ever-popular Lifting and Rigging Seminar on 27 October 2022 focusing on the technical side of offshore lifting, with an increasing interest in the challenges created in the renewable energy market.  This event will be of interest to those involved in both offshore lifting and rigging, both in renewable energy and offshore oil & gas operations. We have an exciting line up of speakers and interactive sessions covering updates from the offshore installation contractors, the suppliers of the required lifting equipment and academia. Mark Ford, IMCA’s Marine & Quality Manager

Podcast – Discussing IMCA’s DP Conference

Hear from Mark Ford and Richard Purser as they talk about the benefits of attending IMCA’s DP Conference, the background, agenda and what people can expect to get out of the event. A key takeaway from this short podcast is how attendees can shape the future of DP. Visit our events page for full details of the conference IMCA Contact Mark Ford Marine & Quality Manager Contact [contact-form-7 404 "Not Found"] IMCA Contact David Cannell TechnipFMC Contact [contact-form-7 404 "Not Found"] TechnipFMC Conference Event Page Register

Podcast – What is Competence? Part five

Listen to part five of this short podcast on understanding competence with IMCA’s Technical Adviser Andre Rose. In the fifth episode of the “Understanding Competence” series, we will briefly look at the IMCA documents relating to the competence process. If you want more information, why not read the related published article below. IMCA Contact Andre Rose Technical Adviser – Competence & Training, Remote Systems and ROV Contact [contact-form-7 404 "Not Found"] Conference Event Page Register

Podcast – Reflecting on COP26

Nadine Robinson, Technical Adviser for Environmental Sustainability, reflects on key moments from COP26, their correlation to IMCA’s Recommended Code of Practice for Environmental Sustainability, and next steps for the Marine Contracting industry. “Whilst biodiversity and climate change are largely treated through separate multi-lateral environmental agreements, the formal recognition of the interface was an important one, and one which IMCA Members also recognised when developing IMCA’s Recommended Code of Practice on Environmental Sustainability.” IMCA Contact Andre Rose Technical Adviser – Competence & Training, Remote Systems and ROV Contact [contact-form-7 404 "Not Found"] You can find out more about IMCA’s Recommended Code

Podcast – Safety Corner November 2021

Technical Adviser, Nick Hough brings us the latest Safety Corner in a short podcast IMCA’s Safety Corner is issued in Making Waves and provides an update on all things safety-related that are applicable to IMCA members and their operations. In recent months, collaboration with other organisations has been a key focus. Take a few minutes to listen to this podcast to find out more. Stay safe and I’ll speak with you next time! Nick Hough IMCA Contact Andre Rose Technical Adviser – Competence & Training, Remote Systems and ROV Contact [contact-form-7 404 "Not Found"]

Podcast – What is Competence? Part Four

Listen to part four of this short podcast on understanding competence with IMCA’s Technical Adviser Andre Rose. This is the fourth podcast 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 podcast, we will look at the end-to-end competence process and consider two different examples of how competence works in practice. Read the related article to this episode below. IMCA Contact Andre Rose Technical Adviser – Competence & Training, Remote Systems and ROV Contact [contact-form-7 404 "Not Found"] Don’t

Podcast – What is Competence? Part Three

Listen to part three of this short podcast on understanding competence with IMCA’s Technical Adviser Andre Rose. The third instalment of our “Understanding Competence” series looks at the challenges IMCA member companies may come across when implementing a competence scheme and how to overcome them. Read the related article to this episode below. IMCA Contact Andre Rose Technical Adviser – Competence & Training, Remote Systems and ROV Contact [contact-form-7 404 "Not Found"] Don’t forget to listen to previous episodes of this series (below) if you haven’t already. What is Competence? Part One What is Competence? Part Two What is Competence?

Podcast – What is Competence? Part Two

Listen to part two of this short podcast on understanding competence with IMCA’s Technical Adviser Andre Rose. “Creating a logical and well-organised set of procedures greatly assists in the administration and control of all the elements of a workforce competence scheme.”Join us for part 2 of our competence series as Andre Rose, IMCA’s Technical Advisor for Competence & Training, addresses why you should use a competence scheme and which appropriate measures you may require to ensure the scheme is meaningful and valuable. Related article coming soon IMCA Contact Andre Rose Technical Adviser – Competence & Training, Remote Systems and ROV

Podcast – What is Competence? Part One

Listen to part one of this short podcast on understanding competence with IMCA’s Technical Adviser Andre Rose. We encounter terms related to “competence” every day in our work-related activities. “We use a competence-based system” or “Our workforce is fully competent” are common phrases used, but do we fully understand what competence means? If you want more information, why not read the related published article below. IMCA Contact Andre Rose Technical Adviser – Competence & Training, Remote Systems and ROV Contact [contact-form-7 404 "Not Found"] Listen to this podcast in Portuguese Conference Event Page Register

Podcast – IMCA S 028 AUV Audit Guidance Document

Technical Adviser, Nick Hough brings a short podcast highlighting key elements of this new guidance document. AUV has started to play a prominent role in the execution of offshore surveys in recent years. Surveyors use them for such tasks as pipeline inspection, bathymetry, and mapping of the sea floor. IMCA’s ‘AUV Audit Guidance Document’ (IMCA S 028) has been developed by members of the Offshore Survey Division Management Committee with a view to promote a common approach to the auditing of autonomous underwater vehicles (AUV) and their associated support systems.  You can find S 028 in our Publications Library – freely available for

Podcast – IMCA S 027 GNSS for Tide Calculations

Technical Adviser, Nick Hough brings a short podcast highlighting key elements of this new guidance document. This document explains the use of global navigation satellite positioning systems (GNSS) for tide calculations.  GNSS today includes GPS, the Russian GLONASS system and the European EGNOS system and other developing systems elsewhere in the world.  Guidance covers how an overview of how Global Navigation Satellite Systems can assist in more accurate real-time direct measurement of tidal changes. You can find S 027 in our Publications Library – freely available for members to download. Nick Hough IMCA Contact Andre Rose Technical Adviser – Competence

Podcast on IMCA’s Recommended Code of Practice on Environmental Sustainability

Listen to this short podcast sharing the rationale, approach and key elements of IMCA’s new Recommended Code of Practice on Environmental Sustainability with Peter de Bree, Chair of IMCA’s Environmental Sustainability Committee and Technical Adviser, Nadine Robinson. There are two documents on our website associated with this podcast IMCA ES 001 – Available in our Publications Library – Freely available to all IMCA Members and available to purchase for non members.IMCA Environmental Sustainability at a Glance – available in our Marketing Material Podcast At a glance ES 001 Peter de Bree, Chair of IMCA’s Environmental Sustainability Committee Nadine Robinson, Technical

Podcast – Safety Corner May 2021

Technical Adviser, Nick Hough brings us the second Safety Corner in a short podcast IMCA’s Safety Corner is issued in Making Waves and provides an update on all things safety-related that are applicable to IMCA members and their operations. My focus will remain on Safety Flashes for the moment as several recent Safety Flashes have captured people’s attention. Take a few minutes to listen to this podcast to find out more. Stay safe and I’ll speak with you next time! Nick Hough IMCA Contact Andre Rose Technical Adviser – Competence & Training, Remote Systems and ROV Contact [contact-form-7 404 "Not

IMCA publishes Guidance for Surface Swimmers

The International Marine Contractors Association (IMCA) has published a new guidance document ‘Surface Swimmers’ (IMCA D 066). Historically surface swimmers have been used to complete a variety of offshore work tasks in the field and this new guidance provides firm recommendations for matters to be considered when planning surface swimming operations; PPE for the surface swimmer and the standby swimmer; limitations on surface swimming; operational planning; operational support; and, very importantly, information on when and where surface swimmers should not be used. As Phil Towers, IMCA’s Technical Adviser – Diving and Lifting, explained: IMCA Contact Phil Towers Technical Adviser –

Podcast on Diving Gas Supply Incident Reporting

Technical Adviser, Ali Macleod explains the rationale and practicalities covered in IMCA Information Note 1559 on Diving Gas Supply Incident Reporting. The diving industry is in a highly vulnerable position should mix-ups or other errors in the provision of diving gases occur. Divers breathe life-supporting gases at high pressures. If the wrong gases are delivered to diving contractors by diving gas supply companies, and incorrect gas mixtures are then provided to divers in chambers or in the water, the consequences may quickly be very serious. IMCA Contact Andre Rose Technical Adviser – Competence & Training, Remote Systems and ROV Contact

IMCA Podcast – Reflections on the 5th Anniversary of the Paris Agreement

Nadine Robinson, IMCA’s Technical Adviser on Environmental Sustainability shares a podcast to recognise the 5th anniversary of the historic Paris Agreement. “I would like to spend a few minutes to mark the 5th Anniversary of historic Paris Agreement, which takes place Saturday the 12th of December.The coming together of 197 nations, five years ago to adopt the Paris Agreement was a significant moment for the world.  We strengthened our global response to climate change and galvanized not only the political will of governments, but also companies, investors, cities, states, regions and every day citizens.So five years on from the adoption