New IIMS President takes up office

Peter Broad (left), Mike Schwarz (centre) and Geoff Waddington (right)
Peter Broad (left), Mike Schwarz (centre) and Geoff Waddington (right)

At the IIMS Annual General Meeting, broadcast live from Murrills House in Portchester UK on Tuesday 7th June 2022, Peter Broad formally took up his position as President of the International Institute of Marine Surveying for a two-year term succeeding Geoff Waddington. Whilst most delegates joined the AGM online, the management board meeting had taken place earlier in the day meaning that a few could attend the AGM in person for the first-time post-pandemic. The now immediate Past President, Geoff Waddington, opened the AGM with a short speech. In it, he explained what a strange presidency it had been with the inability to meet members due to the pandemic. Continue reading “New IIMS President takes up office”

Looking back over a difficult month for world affairs

Geoff Waddington (pictured left) being presented with his President's medal by Paul Homer
Geoff Waddington (pictured left) being presented with his President’s medal by Paul Homer

Rarely am I lost for words, but I have found updating this blog at this time harder to compose than usual. You know full well why this is of course, given the state of the world currently. My colleagues and I have been appalled at the situation developing in Ukraine. The invasion has dominated the marine headlines, as well as the general news, for several weeks now – and rightly so, for it is the only news in town that matters currently.

The immediate threat to shipping and crews was not apparent when the invasion began but is far clearer now. There are many in the Continue reading “Looking back over a difficult month for world affairs”

IIMS March 2022 News Bulletin published

It has been a busy news month, both in terms of Institute news but also as far as marine-related news is concerned. This bulletin has some information of importance to the marine surveying profession.

Highlights of the monthly news bulletin include:
– Obituary: Jeffrey Casciani-Wood 1930-2022
– Time to bring your CPD points up to date for last year
– Rosie Webb appointed as Office & Web Administrator at IIMS Head Office
– IIMS Canada Branch AGM and Seminar 12th March Continue reading “IIMS March 2022 News Bulletin published”

Marine surveying and IIMS stalwart Jeffrey Casciani-Wood has passed away

Jeffrey Casciani-Wood pictured, who has sadly passed away
Jeffrey Casciani-Wood pictured, who has sadly passed away

News reached the IIMS Head Office late in the evening on 16th February to inform us that Eur.Ing Jeffrey Casciani-Wood CEng, FRINA, HonMIIMS, FLLA, FIDiagE 1930-2022 (known simply to some as Mog) had passed away peacefully following a short illness.

Known to many in the marine surveying and diagnostic engineering fields, Jeffrey’s passing leaves a huge hole in the IIMS family. His longevity and desire to continue to contribute to Institute life into his 90s marks him out as a unique and inspirational character. He was IIMS President from 1997-2000. There are many superlative adjectives and words that could be used to describe Mog, and all would be appropriate. Words and phrases such as a heavyweight, a legend, a giant, a humourist, consummate author, ‘good bloke’ and gentleman all Continue reading “Marine surveying and IIMS stalwart Jeffrey Casciani-Wood has passed away”

IIMS February News Bulletin published

The 26 page February News Bulletin from IIMS has been published and it’s been a busy news month, both for the Head Office team and with breaking news from around the industry affecting the surveying profession.

Download the News Bulletin for more information about the following topics and more:
– The advice is: keep batteries of any kind away from metal objects
– Important recently announced MCA amendments
– Getting to zero coalition – closing the gap: A new report
– BEIS releases five guidance documents on the UKCA mark in preparation for 1 January 2023 Continue reading “IIMS February News Bulletin published”

IIMS subsidiary, the Marine Surveying Acamadey Ltd, acquires the Institution of Diagnostic Engineers

The International Institute of Marine Surveying has announced that the Marine Surveying Academy Ltd (MSA), a wholly-owned subsidiary of IIMS, has acquired the now liquidated Institution of Diagnostic Engineers with immediate effect, to include the intellectual property, brand name and organisation’s assets.

The Institution of Diagnostic Engineers (affectionately known worldwide as DIAGS) was founded in April 1981 by the late Dr. Ralph Collacott and notched up its fortieth year in 2021.

In recognition of the special knowledge and skills needed for the diagnosis of deterioration of plant and machinery and the development of Continue reading “IIMS subsidiary, the Marine Surveying Acamadey Ltd, acquires the Institution of Diagnostic Engineers”

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