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)

NEW REAR IS ICE BREAKER

Posted on: 02-12-2016 05:29:59

Ice-class vessel specialist Aker Arctic has developed a new, asymmetric stern design for icebreaking vessels, which it believes will outperform conventional designs. It notes that icebreakers and ice management vessels typically have azimuth pulling type thrusters, with the propellers located very close to each ....

KALMAN DOWN AND WRITE DP ALGORITHMS

Posted on: 30-11-2016 05:28:38

Students and researchers from the Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU) were given the opportunity to test their own Dynamic Positioning (DP) algorithms in a full-scale setting recently. The trials took place in the Trondheimsfjord aboard the R/V Gunnerus, the NTNU-ow....

EXCITING NEW PRS RENTAL OPTIONS

Posted on: 28-11-2016 05:27:40

Subsea Technology & Rentals Ltd (STR, UK) has announced an agreement with Guidance Marine to supply their range of position reference sensors for Dynamic Positioning (DP). Guidance Marine is a developer and supplier of Dynamic Positioning (DP) position measurement t....

KONGSBERG ON SUPER DISCOVERY YACHT

Posted on: 25-11-2016 05:23:21

Kongsberg Maritime is to supply an integrated navigation and automation solution for Scenic Cruises’ new ice-class cruise ship, which will be delivered in 2018. The 228-passenger Scenic Eclipse is currently under construction at Uljanik Shipyar....

CABLE SHIP VESSEL DELIVERED

Posted on: 23-11-2016 05:21:31

NTT Communications (NTT Com), the ICT solutions and international communications business of Nippon Telegraph and Telephone (NTT Group), has launched its new submarine cable-laying vessel at Kanrei shipyard in Tokushima, Japan. Named Kizuna, the vessel has a capacity ....

NEW CREW BOAT DELIVERED TO SWIRE

Posted on: 21-11-2016 05:19:11

With its latest delivery to Swire Pacific (0019.HK)Offshore (SPO), shipbuilder Austal Limited has delivered its second high speed crew transfer vessel this year, and its fourth offshore crew transfer vessel in the past 15 months.  The 57.6-meter, all-aluminum catamaran, named Pacific Kestre....

DP AND THE AUTONOMOUS FUTURE

Posted on: 18-11-2016 05:40:44

The UK’s Automated Ships and Norway’s Kongsberg Maritime have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to build the world’s first unmanned and fully automated vessel for offshore operations and it will feature DP. In January 2017, Automated Ships Ltd will contract the....

CELEBRATING SONARDYNE SUCCESS

Posted on: 16-11-2016 05:39:41

Ocean science technology company Sonardyne Asia Pte. Ltd., Singapore, has announced that its Ranger 2 underwater acoustic positioning technology has been selected for six new Chinese scientific research vessels. The order, announced during the OI China exhibition and confe....