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    Call for papers published for IMCA Annual Seminar

    Organisations and Associations // April 12, 2010

    Delivering value has become increasingly important over the past 18 months, thanks to the global economic situation. No-one has money to waste, efficiency is all important. There is a universal drive to undertake tasks more efficiently and to squeeze out waste and unnecessary costs. With this in mind, the theme for the 18th IMCA Annual Seminar being held in Dubai, UAE 23-24 November is, appropriately, ‘Delivering Value in Marine Operations’.
    “We cannot stress the importance of delivering value too strongly,” says Hugh Williams, Chief Executive of the International Marine Contractors Association (IMCA). “We are looking forward to a highly stimulating event and in our Call for Papers is looking for innovative ideas to help deliver that all-important value.”
    Topics for abstracts may include technological developments and operational experiences on recently completed projects as well as those in development. Once again, the Annual Seminar will embrace the interests of all four of IMCA’s technical divisions – marine, diving, remote systems and ROV, and offshore survey.
    While presentations relating to all types of marine operations will be considered, IMCA is particularly interested in papers on current and evolving technology and equipment in marine operations; key developments and advances in equipment and operations in offshore diving; developments in ROV and AUV technology; and technical challenges in surveying operations in deep water.
    The technical programme is currently being developed so any further abstracts [up to 500 words in length] should be sent to by 28 April.
    Further information on all aspects of the Annual Seminar, which will once again include a members’ exhibition, will be available shortly on the IMCA website at and from the Association at 52 Grosvenor Gardens, London SW1W 0AU, UK. Tel: +44 (0)20 7824 5520; Fax: +44 (0)7824 5521; Email:


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