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There are substantial differences between the 5th and current 6th editions. Please take time to note all of the changes and additions to:

• Operational and equipment requirements
• Diving personnel medical training requirements
• Diving personnel certification requirements
• Checklist and audit protocols

Implementation of Certification and Equipment Requirements
Except where noted, all new certification and equipment requirements will take effect immediately. Noted changes to take effect after formal adoption of this document will be annotated by a superscript (1, 2, or 3) after the stated requirement.

The legend for the superscript is as follows:

1 – Compliance required after 6 months from 7 July 2011
2 – Compliance required after 12 months from 7 July 2011
3 – Compliance required after 24 months from 7 July 2011

Preview the Consensus Standards for Commercial Diving and Underwater Operations 6th edition on the ADCI website.  A "read only" version can be found at www.adc-int.org.

 Divers Institute of Technology will be offering its DCBC Unrestricted Surface Supplied Air Supervisor course November 14-18, 2011. The course has full reciprocity with IMCA.
Classes will be held at DIT’s new location:
Divers Institute of Technology
1341 N. Nortlake Way, P.O. Box 31449
Seattle, Washington 98103
Phone: (800) 634-8377      
Fax: (206) 783-2658
For more information, please call Frank LaQue or Gary Young at 206-783-5542.
Call For Papers and Introduction of Technical Program Leadership

Introducing Rachael Z. Miller, UI 2012 Small ROVs Track Leader

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Call For Papers and Introduction of Technical Program Leadership

Introducing William Kohnen, President, Hydrospace Group

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Dear Diver Medic:
The National Board of Diving & Hyperbaric Medical Technology is pleased to announce a DMT refresher training course. It is scheduled for January 25/26, 2012 and will be held at the Ernest N. Morial Convention Center in New Orleans. This unique training opportunity is organized and sponsored by the National Board and will coincide with Underwater Intervention 2012, the Association of Diving Contractors International’s annual conference.
Several diving medical specialists have agreed to speak. The National Board is also very grateful to Safety Management Systems, a division of Acadian Companies, and headquartered in Lafayette, LA. SMS agreed to make available several of its instructors and all necessary manikins for the clinical and diagnostic skills sessions.
A registration fee of $75.00 will cover all course materials, lunch (Cajun style) daily, coffee and sodas throughout each day, and a DMT t-shirt.
Registration is limited and available on a first come first served basis. To reserve a place go to http://www.nbdhmt.org/forms/DMT_Refresher_Training.pdf. Here you will find the application form and a preliminary program outline. If you have any questions not answered in the attachments contact the National Board at nbdhmt@aol.com.

Interested in contributing to UnderWater magazine?

UnderWater magazine is seeking feature stories and photography covering subjects of broad significance to the commercial diving industry. Possible article topics include, but are not limited to: safety, new techniques, new equipment, equipment reviews, recent projects, etc. Special attention will be given to articles highlighting safety; however, all topics of general interest to diving contractors will be considered. Photography accompanying your story is welcome and encouraged. Here is a chance to highlight and share some of the notable accomplishments of your company or school.
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Denso North America Inc.
An Aberdeen based engineer has become one of the first recipients of a new £7,500 scholarship, awarded by subsea industry body Subsea UK. Yasaman Zirakzadeh, a senior electronic engineer at Aker Solutions is one of two subsea engineers to have been recognised with the grant. Darren Brown, a development engineer for First Subsea in Lancaster, will also be supported through his studies.
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Rachael Miller comes to IYRS to talk about The Rozalia Project, a unique effort focused on cleaning the oceans and picking up plastics and non-biodegradable marine debris—one piece at a time. As executive director of the project, Miller will talk about the problem of marine debris in an exciting, interactive audience challenge and what we, as sailors, can do about the problem. She also brings the story of the organization’s mothership, the 60-foot sailing research vessel American Promise, and the work done onboard collecting debris using a VideoRay ROV (remotely operated vehicle).
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In an age where companies are racing to find economical quantities of oil as demand outstrips supply, there is no room for error. It is vital that oil firms improve their understanding of reservoirs in order to determine accurate estimates of production rates and prevent the risk of dry well drilling.
Of course, companies are unable to directly observe the physical properties and traits of a basin with their eyes, but with the help of advancing technologies, the picture is becoming clearer.
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NOAA Ship Rainier has begun a month long survey of the sea floor near Alaska's Prince of Wales Island as part of a multi-year effort to update nautical charts for the area. In addition to supporting marine navigation, data acquired by the 231-foot hydrographic survey vessel will also support marine ecosystem studies and improve inundation models for areas vulnerable to tsunamis.
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Liquid Robotics, an ocean data services provider and developer of the first wave-powered Wave Glider marine robot, today announced its Pacific Crossing (PacX) Challenge open to scientists around the world.
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NOAA's development of a new navigational chart processing system, designed to meet the changing needs of the maritime community, moves into initial limited production on September 21. The new system, which slims down the current map production process while it beefs up performance, represents a technological leap forward in creating the navigational charts used to speed ships and products safety through the nation's maritime transportation system.
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J.D Neuhaus L.P.
"Hydroid is proud to be a part of NOAA's important underwater mapping efforts," said Christopher von Alt, President and one of the co-founders of Hydroid. "This REMUS 600 will demonstrate the extensive capabilities of Hydroid AUVs and pave the way for the NOAA to use AUVs in future bathymetric mapping endeavors."
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Kongsberg Oil & Gas Technologies (KOGT), a wholly-owned subsidiary of Kongsberg Gruppen ASA, has signed an agreement to supply a flexible risers and umbilicals installation system for the ‘Capstan Reel Installation System’ (CRIS), to the Offshore Installation Group (OIG). The patented CRIS design simplifies the subsea installation process, enabling a reduction in installation time and risk, which translates to significant cost savings.
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Reef Subsea Power & Umbilical, based in Stockton-On-Tees, will provide the installation and trenching of submarine cables (power, inter-array, seismic) and umbilicals to its clients - oil & gas operators and contractors, energy companies, offshore wind farm developers, project management & engineering houses as well as product manufacturers.
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Wärtsilä, a global leader in complete lifecycle power solutions and services, opens new workshop facilities in Helsinki, Finland. The new facilities enable Wärtsilä to offer a wide range of workshop services with rapid response times. Operations in Helsinki began in the beginning of August 2011.
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Technip was awarded by Valiant Causeway Limited a lump sum contract, worth approximately €33 million, for the Causeway field development. This field is located about 450 kilometers North-east of Aberdeen, Scotland at a water depth of 150 metres.
This contract covers engineering, procurement, installation and commissioning of rigid and flexible pipelines, subsea equipment as well as umbilicals(1), which will be manufactured by Technip’s wholly-owned subsidiary DUCO under a separate contract.
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GC Rieber Shipping has signed a two year contract for its second subsea newbuild with the Mexican company Oceanografia. The vessel, which will be named "Polar Queen", has recently been handed over from the Spanish shipyard Freire Shipyard, and the contract will start up in November. Three of the four vessels in the Company's newbuilding program are thus delivered and all of them are on hire. - With the whole fleet engaged, we are very well positioned going forward, says Irene Waage Basili, CEO of the company. Oceanografia has more than forty years experience in offshore contracting and operates a substantial fleet of owned and chartered vessels in the Gulf of Mexico. "Polar Queen" will operate on a contract for the Mexican state oil company PEMEX.
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Fairmount Marine’s powerful tug Fairmount Glacier has successfully assisted in the installation of the floating production storage and offloading unit (FPSO) Usan, offshore Nigeria. For this operation Fairmount was contracted by Saipem Energies, which needed a 200 ton bollard pull tug for this job.
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Aker Solutions has been awarded contracts for the supply of Pusnes offshore loading systems for ten shuttle tankers that will operate in Brazil and Norway. The total contract value for Aker Solutions is approximately NOK 150 million.
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A new underwater vehicle concept has been created by Saab Seaeye that can go places and undertake tasks where ROV deployment is difficult or impossible.
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Canada’s Pro-Dive Marine Services is first to take delivery of the powerful new Panther XT Plus work ROV from top manufacturer, Saab Seaeye.
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iRobot Corp., a leader in delivering robotic technology-based solutions, is introducing a newly configured Seaglider UUV. Seaglider can now be outfitted with a larger set of fairings that significantly increases the UUV's volume and mass payload capabilities. Payload mass is doubled over Seaglider's original design to four kilograms and payload volume has expanded 650 percent to more than 21,000 cubic centimeters, resulting in the ability to integrate both larger sensors and a greater number of sensors with Seaglider.
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We’ve revamped the job board platform which should be more reliable and user friendly! So, if you are looking to post your resume, find divers or search for jobs please go to cDiver jobs and start poking around.
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Shark Marine Technologies Inc.
Association of Diving Contractors International
5206 FM 1960 West, Ste. 202
Houston, TX 77069
Phone: (281) 893-8388
Fax: (281) 893-5118

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