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IMCA publishes a range of technical articles to share information primarily with Members and also to promote the activities of its committees across the wider industry and in a number of industry related publications.

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ADSI scheme progress

IMCA’s Bill Chilton, Technical Adviser – Diving, Shares details of the development of the Experienced Practitioner element of IMCA’s Accredited Diving System Inspector (ADSI) scheme.



Guidance spotlight on USVs

The use of Uncrewed Surface Vessels (USVs), to perform surveys or inspections has been increasing over the last few years. With limited regulation for USVs, IMCA’s USV Committee formed a working group to create a guidance document to establish best practice for the
safe and efficient use of USVs in energy fields.




Major review of key IMCA DESIGN documents completed

Bryan McGlinchy, IMCA’s Diving Manager explains the purpose behind the major review of the association’s DESIGN (Diving Equipment Systems Inspection Guidance Note) suite of documents and next steps









Competence and Safety

In the sixth instalment of this series, Andre Rose, Technical Adviser of competence and Training, looks at how competence and safety are intertwined.








Collaborating on an Underwater Code

Through its ‘Code of Conduct for Members’, launched in 2018, all IMCA members commit to, and sign up to, adhering to applicable laws and complying with accepted standards of ethical and responsible business conduct, including those related to environmental […]






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