Welcome

The International Dynamic Positioning Operators Association (IDPOA) is a not-for-profit, professional organization for Dynamic Positioning Operators (DPO’s) and related companies worldwide.

We work to enhance and improve the professional interests of DPO’s by providing a focal point for news, industry debate, career support services, training and recruitment. We are able to finally bring together the thoughts of DPO’s to finally provide a long overdue representative voice to the maritime industry.

Qualified DPO’s are invited to join as fellows of IDPOA (fDPO), while individuals with an interest and link to dynamic positioning may also join as members (mDPO).

Take a look around the site and see what fits you best. In addition there are membership categories for shipping companies, training centres and equipment manufacturers.

Latest News (Preview All News)

LOWERING COSTS OF DP

Posted on: 12-02-2016 05:00:01

Technology can reduce the costs of operating dynamic positioning (DP) systems and thus operating costs for offshore vessels, drilling rigs and shuttle tankers. Vessel and rig owners at Riviera Maritime Media’s European Dynamic Positioning Conference in London this week discussed methods of dr....

MTS TALKS ON LATEST CONFERENCE

Posted on: 10-02-2016 05:55:32

MTS has released its latest newsletter  - and following another hugely successful conference you can find all about the goings on. Which included Captain Joshua Reynolds as keynote speaker, talking on his role in charge of all marine inspection in the Gulf of Mexico for the United States Coast ....

GoM LASHED BY STORMS

Posted on: 08-02-2016 05:51:42

The Gulf of Mexico has been lashed by storms, and on the Mexican side this even caused the closure to shipping of the country’s three crude oil loading ports late last week. The decision was taken for safety reasons with high winds and heavy seas causing concern.....

BIG SALE FOR HUGIN AUVs

Posted on: 05-02-2016 05:48:40

Norway’s Kongsberg Maritime AS has announced the sale of six Hugin AUV Systems. The vehicles will be operated by SeaTrepid International LLC. of Louisiana, USA and supported by Deep Ocean Search Limited. The AUVs are rated to 6000 metres. They have a comprehensive sensor suite including triple frequency sides....

NEW MINI TRANSPODERS LAUNCHED

Posted on: 03-02-2016 05:47:10

Following on from the end of 2015 launch of its new generation underwater positioning system, HiPAP 502, Kongsberg Maritime is introducing a new range of mini medium frequency subsea transponders. With a smaller form factor, improved operational functionality and ....

ACOUSTIC AIDING DEAL DONE

Posted on: 01-02-2016 05:45:31

Bordelon Marine, providers of vessel services to operators in the Gulf of Mexico and around the world, has selected acoustically aided inertial navigation technology from Sonardyne Inc., Houston, for its new ultra-light intervention vessel (ULIV) Brandon Bordelon. The dual Ranger 2 Pro DP-IN....

SUBSEA7 ABANDONS SINGAPORE

Posted on: 29-01-2016 05:00:30

It is rumoured that Subsea 7 is closing its Singapore office and shifting instead to Kuala Lumpur (KL). The move appears to be part of cuts  in operating costs. Only a small number of staff will be retained, the rest will be recruited locally in Malaysia. There appears to be....

CLASSIFICATION GIANT MOVES TO ABERDEEN

Posted on: 27-01-2016 05:57:01

DNV GL has moved its staff in Aberdeen to one hub after relocation its offices from another building in the city. The company said its specialist Marine Warranty and Dynamic positioning provision team will move from offices on Market Street to Regent Quay, alongside the company’s other units. L....