IMCA to Hold ROV Training at Oceanology International

SeaDiscovery.com
Thursday, February 06, 2014

As a supporting organisation of Oceanology International 2014, the world’s largest exhibition for marine science and technology (London’s ExCeL, March 11-13), the International Marine Contractors Association (IMCA) is playing a very active role by holding an event on remotely operated vehicle (ROV) training and competence globally; presenting in the conference; being involved with the ‘careers day’ aimed at young potential entrants to the industry; and on its stand.
 


On Wednesday, March 12, IMCA’s Remote Systems & ROV Management Committee and Competence & Training Core Committee will be holding a joint afternoon seminar ‘ROV Training & Competence - Global approach, local delivery’. The intent is to discuss a common approach to ROV training and how this can be delivered in different regions including in the U.K., Canada and Brazil where there are initiatives addressing the training of new ROV personnel.
 


Speakers will include Jim Mann, Chairman of the IMCA Remote Systems & ROV Committee, Steve Ham of The Underwater Centre Fort William speaking on ‘ROV training in a contextual experience environment’, IMCA consultant Bill Evans, speaking on ‘A syllabus framework for ROV training’ and Dwight Howse, Marine Institute of Memorial University and Giorgio de Tomi, University of São Paulo, speaking on ‘Delivery of ROV training in Canada & Brazil - a global vision’. The afternoon will also include discussion of the syllabus framework for ROV training and other topics raised during the presentations.
 


The Seminar takes place in the South Gallery Rooms at ExCeL, with coffee being served from 13:30 and the seminar starting at 14:00 and due to finish a little after 17:00. The event is free to attend, and open to all, but registration is required, and space is limited. Please contact events@imca-int.com to express interest in attending; attendees will also need to register (free of charge) for Oceanology International itself at www.oceanologyinternational.com (entrance to the South Gallery Rooms is through the exhibition).


IMCA at the OI 2014 Conference

IMCA’s Technical Adviser Offshore Survey and Safety, Nick Hough will be giving a technical overview ‘The IMCA Offshore Survey Division Management Committee – A Brief Work Programme Update’ in the OI conference on Underwater Positioning and Metrology on Tuesday 11 March, which in the morning session embraces a series of presentations on the theme of project specific applications of underwater positioning and measurement technologies.
 


“IMCA’s Offshore Survey Division was set up in 1997 and is concerned with all aspects of offshore surveying, positioning and inspection work,” explains Nick Hough. “Offshore Survey Division members carry out underwater surveys throughout the exploration and development phases of offshore projects as diverse as the laying and maintenance of pipelines and transoceanic telecommunications cables, environmental studies, harbour and coastal engineering works and offshore engineering and construction.



“IMCA’s technical output, developed through committees and workgroups based on members’ cumulative operational experience around the world, is well thought of, providing up-to-date technical knowledge, enhancing safety and promoting good practice in the offshore industry as a whole.
 


“At OI 2014 my presentation is intended as a technical update and overview of the Offshore Survey Division work programme, particularly with reference to underwater positioning and metrology. I will focus briefly on some of the salient points within IMCA’s published guidance on these subjects, outline some forthcoming documents to be published in the coming year, and encourage feedback on the focus of the Offshore Survey division.



“The presentation will address IMCA’s guidance on multi beam echo sounders, LBL and USBL acoustic positioning, subsea metrology and the use of peripheral sensors, before considering forthcoming work on INS, GIS and out of straightness survey. My presentation will conclude by setting these documents into context alongside the wider range of IMCA offshore survey guidance, including data management, digital video and satellite positioning. I am looking forward to feedback from the audience at the end of the session, and on our stand – number S700 where other technical Advisers and members of the Secretariat from IMCA will be on hand to answer questions about all aspects of our work programme.”
 


Thursday is “Careers Day”

The final Day of Oceanology International is traditionally the day when university students interested in finding out about careers in any aspect of the marine science and technology are welcomed at the show, and bussed in from around the country. This year, IMCA will run the morning session for them before they tour the exhibition. This session will comprise an introduction to IMCA and the industry; an overview of the marine, diving, offshore survey and remote systems and ROV sectors – together with insights from IMCA Technical Advisers into choice of job roles and routs into the industry; A series of spotlight presentations – personal testimonies from industry professionals such as recently qualified surveyors and ROV personnel will bring the session to a close.
 


As IMCA’s Technical Adviser Competence & Training, Neil Evans explained, “The aim of this session is to promote careers in these exciting and highly technical sectors within what is a highly challenging environment where there is serious career potential and opportunities to explore the world. We will also be highlighting how the industry is changing from a very male dominated environment to one where ever more women are encouraged to join the industry at all levels and within all disciplines.”

 

Maritime Reporter September 2014 Digital Edition
FREE Maritime Reporter Subscription
Latest Maritime News    rss feeds

People & Company News

Liebherr to Deliver RTGs to Mayotte and Manila

Liebherr confirms orders for variable speed RTGs and electric RTGs. DPWorld Asian Terminals Inc. has placed an order with Liebherr Container Cranes for a further 5 RTGs at its Manila facility.

U.S. Navy Contracts 12 Rapid Response Skimmers

Kvichak Marine won a US Navy contract for 12 30-ft.Rapid Response Skimmers (RRS) for delivery over the next 18 months, with options for up to 30 additional skimmers to be delivered through 2019.

DP World Receives 1st Scheduled Vessel at New Terminal

DP World has yesterday welcomed the first scheduled vessel to call at its new Container Terminal 3 in Jebel Ali, Dubai, as it gears up to serve customers at the state-of-the-art facility.

Technology

Clean Marine Wins New Contract

Clean Marine has been selected by Hyundai Mipo Dockyard in South Korea to supply exhaust gas cleaning systems (EGCS) for two new MR tankers. IMO’s convention

Wärtsilä Steerable Thruster Gets Class Approval

DNV-GL approved the design of the Wärtsilä WST-14 thruster, significant as approval was granted based on a thruster design that has yet to be introduced into full series production.

New Oil Field Found in British North Sea

GDF SUEZ E&P UK Ltd and BP today announced a new exploration discovery in the UK Central North Sea. The discovery, which spans GDF SUEZ operated block 30/1f

Offshore

Rederij Groen Takes Delivery of 7-Waves

Rederij Groen’s entire SRSV fleet built by Damen Maaskant Shipyards Stellendam. Dutch offshore services company Rederij Groen has taken delivery of the 7-Waves,

New Oil Field Found in British North Sea

GDF SUEZ E&P UK Ltd and BP today announced a new exploration discovery in the UK Central North Sea. The discovery, which spans GDF SUEZ operated block 30/1f

Three Dead in Offshore Platform Accident

Three workers were killed and one is still missing after an accident at one of the offshore oil and gas platforms in the Caspian Sea in Azerbaijan, Azeri state energy company SOCAR said on Thursday.

Education/Training

Transas to Supply TechSim Solutions to SUNY Maritime

The Navsim Services and Transas Americas Team, have been awarded contracts for supply of a combination of full mission, classroom and cloud based Transas Technical

EUCAP Nestor Train 30 Somali Coast Guards

On 21 October, the European Union’s Maritime Capacity Building Mission in the Horn of Africa and Western Indian Ocean (EUCAP Nestor) celebrated the successful completion of a two month Mentoring,

Colombian Professionals to be Trained in Antwerp

APEC, the training centre for the port of Antwerp, is to provide training for shipping professionals from the port of Santa Marta (Colombia) for the next four years.

Communication

General Dynamics is Link Govt-level Security to Consumer Smartphone

General Dynamics C4 Systems recently received the Defense Mobile Classified Capability (DMCC) contract from the National Security Agency (NSA). As part of the contract,

Gazprom to Counter Negative Global Market Trends

The Gazprom Board of Directors took note of the information on the Company's financial strategy under the conditions of negative trends in the global financial

Iridium Partners with Trimble to Support Expansion

Iridium Communications Inc. announced an agreement with Trimble that expands the company's use of satellite communications in its core Transportation and Logistics

Unmanned Vehicles

Nordic Wins with Noble

Nordic Maritime, a leading offshore service operator, today announced a five year time charter for its DP2 IMR Subsea vessel, Mokul Nordic, which has been awarded by Noble Energy,

Northrop Grumman Sponsors Maritime RobotX Challenge

Northrop Grumman Corporation is expanding its support for science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) education across the globe by sponsoring the Maritime RobotX Challenge in Singapore, Oct.

 
 
Maritime Careers / Shipboard Positions Maritime Security Naval Architecture Navigation Port Authority Salvage Ship Simulators Shipbuilding / Vessel Construction Sonar Winch
rss | archive | history | articles | privacy | terms and conditions | contributors | top maritime news | about us | copyright | maritime magazines
maritime security news | shipbuilding news | maritime industry | shipping news | maritime reporting | workboats news | ship design | maritime business

Time taken: 0.2889 sec (3 req/sec)