International Mine Action Standards (IMAS) are the standards in force for all United Nations (UN) mine action and unexploded Ordnance (UXO) risk management operations. Since inception in 2001, the IMAS doctrine has been widely adopted by industry in the absence of a commercial equivalent, especially by the oil and gas industry.
IMAS provides guidelines for all aspects of mine and UXO risk-management including desktop study, survey, clearance, project management and quality systems.
Threat Resolution Ltd (TRL) applies the IMAS principles throughout the mine and UXO risk management process in both land and offshore/subsea environments.
IMAS for Underwater UXO Survey and Clearance
The Geneva Centre for Humanitarian Demining (GICHD), in consultation with a group of experts, drafted a new IMAS 09.60 to address underwater survey and clearance of explosive ordnance (EO) which was released in December 2014.
TRL already operate to these standards, which mirror those for land operations.