The International Dynamic Positioning Operators Association (IDPOA) announced the launch of the inaugural International Dynamic Positioning (DP) Excellence Awards and invites mariners from across the world to nominate their shining stars of the Dynamic Positioning sector. The history of DP is one of groundbreaking innovation and pioneering development and with the successful development of IDPOA comes the recognition of professionals working in this sector of shipping.
These awards recognise and celebrate excellence across the industry in categories which reflect the scope of this hugely specialised area:
- DP Operator of the Year
- Onboard Trainer/Mentor of the Year
- Leader of the Year
- Training Centre of the Year
- Lecturer of the Year
- Manufacturer of the Year
- Innovation of the Year
- DP Vessel of the Year
- Investor in People Award
- Outstanding Services to DP Award
As well as celebrating the success of individuals, the awards will honour and acknowledge developments in training, equipment and operations, which have opened up previously untapped maritime possibilities, and developments that have made the pursuit of the seemingly impossible, not just feasible but safe, clean and cost-effective.