The International Dynamic Positioning Operators Association (IDPOA) has launched the first dedicated journal focusing on dynamic positioning (DP). 6degrees features content on DP operators, recruitment, training and certification as well as operations and equipment.
Since its launch in June, IDPOA has been working hard to be at the forefront of the human element in DP and issues affecting the profession. The launch issue of 6degrees is the culmination of this early developmental phase for the professional, membership association.
With comment and analysis from senior fellows of the association, and leading lights of the global DP community, the e-journal aims to drive dialogue about DP, while developing best practice and increasing professionalism in this rapidly developing part of the shipping industry.
IDPOA has forged strong relationships across the shipping industry and welcomes contributions to 6degrees from experts on all side of the DP sector. With IDPOA recently becoming members of IMCA, Ian Giddings updates readers on the organisation’s work and from the Nautical Institute, Captain Mark Pointon highlights elements of their training scheme.
Captain Rod Short joins the discussion on the subject of professionalism, welcoming IDPOA as affiliate members of GlobalMET and to a partnership of shared mutual goals relating to professional development and excellence in maritime education and training.
Executive director of IDPOA, Steven Jones, said: “We are pleased to be sending the only dedicated and focused e-journal about DP to our membership. This year has been about an evolution in the role of DP operators. Having the Association to provide representation and the journal to communicate our message is vital in moving forward.”