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.

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LEARNING ABOUT MOORING

Posted on: 22-07-2016 05:16:31

Transparency Market Research (TMR) announces the release of a new report on the global offshore mooring systems market. The report examines the historical development figures of the offshore mooring systems market till 2014 and further presents solid forecasts regarding the market’s development in the 2015-2021 forecast period. The report....

ENGINE MONITORING POWERS ON

Posted on: 20-07-2016 05:14:01

With oil companies putting more emphasis on fuel management in offshore support vessel (OSV) contracts, diesel power specialist Royston has extended the capability of its engine monitoring system with the introduction of a new auto-mode detection capability. As a result, the enhanced system now pro....

KONGSBERG TALKS ABOUT FUTURE OF TRAINING

Posted on: 19-07-2016 08:34:28

Kongsberg Maritime Ltd, the UK subsidiary of global marine technology company Kongsberg Maritime, welcomed customers to its Aberdeen training centre on Thursday 30th June for a seminar on the future of Dynamic Positioning Operator (DPO) Training and Certification.....

ASIAN DP CONFERENCE GATHERS PACE

Posted on: 19-07-2016 06:35:55

The Asian Dynamic Positioning Conference (http://www.dynamicpositioningasia.com/index.htm) will be held as an intensive one day event, on the day preceding the Asian Offshore Support Journal Conference (http://www.offshoresupportasia.com/index.htm). It will gather together charterers, owners of rigs and vess....

LATEST DP TRAINING SCHEME LANDMARK

Posted on: 18-07-2016 05:07:48

We have just seen another major landmark in the certification of DPOs, as the Offshore Service Vessel Dynamic Positioning Authority (OSVDPA) in the US has announced that the Marine Training Institute (TMTI) in Gray, Louisiana is the first training provider to be accredited to conduct OSVDPA dynamic positi....

DP ALARM TYPE APPROVAL ISSUED

Posted on: 14-07-2016 05:32:28

French electronics company Marinelec Technologies has gained type-approval from class society Bureau Veritas for its dynamic positioning (DP) alarm system. The UMAS control and monitoring system is based on Marinelec’s power-line communications technology. The company said UMAS should improve the safety of offshore suppor....

NEW DEAL FOR WINDFARM WORK

Posted on: 12-07-2016 05:28:40

Despite the downturn and so much doom and gloom - a number of companies are reporting that things have actually been pretty good of late. Atlantic Navigation Holdings will bring seven new offshore support vessels into the region in 2017 following award of contracts with a combined value of US$23....