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News Bulletins

The IIMS publishes a regular monthly electronic News Bulletin that carries up to date information about Head Office activities and initiatives as well as news, details about forthcoming and recent events and current affairs from around the international IIMS family.

All monthly News Bulletins can be viewed in pdf format.


News Bulletin November 2017

The month of November is looming large and for IIMS that means a busy month of training, seminars and a Conference too. Yes the coming weeks will see IIMS personnel out and about meeting members from all over the UK and further afield too. I recommend the programme of events we have put together for your benefit over the coming weeks and hope to meet many members at them. And remember if you cannot be there in person, some of the events you can attend in an online capacity using the Zoom option. Full details about the upcoming events can be found elsewhere in this news bulletin.

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News Bulletin October 2017

The IIMS Conference in London, Dinner and the AGM at Regent’s University were successful, but I was saddened by the low number of members who came to London this year. As a consequence, the management board has reassessed the future role of the London Conference and an announcement will be made soon to all members. But for those who did attend, what a treat they had. I personally thought the presentations were relevant and of the highest quality, delivered by people who were both knowledgeable and passionate about their subjects. You can watch any of the 10
new videos that we made over the two days at the IIMS YouTube channel – see elsewhere in this bulletin for details. And what a venue for our Conference dinner. The Churchill Cabinet War Rooms proved to be an inspirational choice much enjoyed by those who attended.

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News Bulletin September 2017

The biggest news this month I have to impart is that Vicky Lawrence has resigned her position as Financial Controller with IIMS. She formally left the organisation on 31st August. Over more than a decade, Vicky, who is well known to many members, has been at the heart of the Institute and has seen it develop from a cottage industry to what it has become today over that time. On behalf of the members, management board and myself, we thank Vicky
for what she has done and wish her well for the future. Also it is sad to have to report the departure of Elle Hardham. Elle has run the Professional Qualifications distance learning programme for the past couple of years. We wish Elle good luck.

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News Bulletin August 2017

At the time of writing this column, I am preparing to head to Singapore to host the IIMS and eCMID seminars and as you are reading this News Bulletin, it is possible we will be half way through proceedings. The number of people who plan to turn out across the three days of activities is encouraging – and even more encouraging for me is that only 30% are IIMS members. So I am looking forward to spreading the word about IIMS membership to a Far East audience, many of whom will be unfamiliar with IIMS. It is planned to record some of the Singapore presentations and to release them through the IIMS YouTube channel – more on that soon.

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News Bulletin July 2017

I have decided to use some of the IIMS News Bulletin space to write a brief article each month by way of an introduction and update; so this is my first CEO Chat column. Life at IIMS is always challenging. Trying to keep nearly 1,000 members, who work in every conceivable area of marine surveying in its broadest sense content, is never a simple task! So I have been particularly pleased to have heard from a large number of members on three
counts in the past month. Firstly, I am grateful to those members who took the opportunity to write and tell me what a great edition number 80 of The Report magazine was. Indeed some said the best they had ever read. I cannot disagree. It was, in my opinion, a comprehensive and interesting publication. If you have not read it, I encourage you to do so: http://bit.ly/2fIFi8u

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