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Standardization of design, construction, training, structural elements, outfitting parts, equipment, methods and technology, and marine environmental matters, used in shipbuilding, comprising sea-going ships, vessels for inland navigation, offshore structures, ship-to-shore interface, the operation of ships, marine structures subject to IMO requirements, and the observation and exploration of the sea.

Excluded:

  • electrical and electronic equipment on board ships and marine structures (IEC / TC 18 and IEC / TC 80);
  • internal combustion engines (ISO / TC 70);
  • offshore structures for petroleum and natural gas industries, including procedures for assessment of the site specific application of mobile offshore drilling and accommodation units for the petroleum and natural gas industry (ISO / TC 67 / SC 7);
  • steel and aluminum structures (ISO / TC 167);
  • equipment and construction details of recreational craft and other small craft (not being lifeboats and lifesaving equipment) less than 24 metres in overall length (ISO / TC 188);
  • sea bed mining;
  • equipment which is not specific for use on board ships and marine structures (e.g. pipes, steel wire ropes, etc.) and falling within the scope of particular ISO technical committees with which a regular mutual liaison must be maintained.

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345

published ISO standards *

related to the TC and its SCs

of which 18 under the direct responsibility of ISO/TC 8

123

ISO standards under development *

related to the TC and its SCs

of which 15 under the direct responsibility of ISO/TC 8

26

Participating members

24

Observing members

* number includes updates

Reference Title Type
ISO/TC 8/SC 1 Maritime safety Sub committee
ISO/TC 8/SC 2 Marine environment protection Sub committee
ISO/TC 8/SC 3 Piping and machinery Sub committee
ISO/TC 8/SC 4 Outfitting and deck machinery Sub committee
ISO/TC 8/SC 6 Navigation and ship operations Sub committee
ISO/TC 8/SC 7 Inland navigation vessels Sub committee
ISO/TC 8/SC 8 Ship design Sub committee
ISO/TC 8/SC 11 Intermodal and Short Sea Shipping Sub committee
ISO/TC 8/SC 12 Ships and marine technology - Large yachts Sub committee
ISO/TC 8/SC 13 Marine technology Sub committee
ISO/TC 8/AG 1 Chairman's Advisory Group Working group
ISO/TC 8/AG 2 Polar issues Working group
ISO/TC 8/WG 3 Special offshore structures and support vessels Working group
ISO/TC 8/WG 4 Maritime security Working group
ISO/TC 8/WG 6 Ship recycling Working group
ISO/TC 8/WG 8 Liquid and gas fueled vessels Working group
ISO/TC 8/WG 10 Smart shipping Working group
ISO/TC 8/WG 11 Dredgers Working group
ISO/TC 8/WG 12 Aquatic nuisance species Working group
ISO/TC 8/WG 14 Maritime education and training Working group

Liaison Committees to ISO/TC 8

The committees below can access the documents of ISO/TC 8:

Reference Title ISO/IEC
IEC/TC 18 Electrical installations of ships and of mobile and fixed offshore units IEC
ISO/TC 28 Petroleum and related products, fuels and lubricants from natural or synthetic sources ISO
ISO/TC 28/SC 4 Classifications and specifications ISO
ISO/TC 67 Materials, equipment and offshore structures for petroleum, petrochemical and natural gas industries ISO
ISO/TC 67/SC 9 Liquefied natural gas installations and equipment ISO
ISO/TC 92/SC 1 Fire initiation and growth ISO
ISO/TC 104 Freight containers ISO
ISO/TC 154 Processes, data elements and documents in commerce, industry and administration ISO
ISO/TC 156/SC 1 Corrosion control engineering life cycle ISO
ISO/TC 184 Automation systems and integration ISO
ISO/TC 204 Intelligent transport systems ISO
ISO/TC 207 Environmental management ISO
ISO/TC 269 Railway applications ISO
ISO/TC 292 Security and resilience ISO

 

Liaison Committees from ISO/TC 8

ISO/TC 8 can access the documents of the committees below:

Reference Title ISO/IEC
ISO/IEC JTC 1/SC 27 Information security, cybersecurity and privacy protection ISO/IEC
ISO/TC 28 Petroleum and related products, fuels and lubricants from natural or synthetic sources ISO
ISO/TC 28/SC 2 Measurement of petroleum and related products ISO
ISO/TC 28/SC 4 Classifications and specifications ISO
ISO/TC 67 Materials, equipment and offshore structures for petroleum, petrochemical and natural gas industries ISO
ISO/TC 67/SC 7 Offshore structures ISO
ISO/TC 67/SC 9 Liquefied natural gas installations and equipment ISO
ISO/TC 70/SC 8 Exhaust gas emission measurement ISO
ISO/TC 104 Freight containers ISO
ISO/TC 108 Mechanical vibration, shock and condition monitoring ISO
ISO/TC 154 Processes, data elements and documents in commerce, industry and administration ISO
ISO/TC 156/SC 1 Corrosion control engineering life cycle ISO
ISO/TC 159/SC 1 General ergonomics principles ISO
ISO/TC 159/SC 3 Anthropometry and biomechanics ISO
ISO/TC 184 Automation systems and integration ISO
ISO/TC 188 Small craft ISO
ISO/TC 207 Environmental management ISO
ISO/TC 292 Security and resilience ISO

 

Organizations in liaison (Category A and B)

Acronym Title Category
BIMCO Baltic & International Maritime Council A
CIRM International Association for Marine Electronics Companies A
CLIA Cruise Lines International Association (CLIA) A
IACS - classification International Association of Classification Societies A
IAPH International Association of Ports and Harbours A
ICOMIA International Council of Marine Industry Associations A
ICS - shipping International Chamber of Shipping A
ILAMA International Life-Saving Appliance Manufacturers' Association A
ILO International Labour Organization A
IMCA International Marine Contractors Association A
IMEA International Marine Electronics Alliance A
IMO International Maritime Organization A
IMPA International Maritime Pilots' Association A
ISMA International Security Management association A
ISRA International Ship Recycling Association A
NACE NACE International A
NATO North Atlantic Treaty Organisation (AC/35) A
NGV Global Natural Gas Vehicle Knowledge Base A
OIE World Organization for Animal Health (OIE) A
RINA The Royal Institution of Naval Architects A
SAMI Security Association for the Maritime Industry A
SGMF The Society for Gas as a Marine Fuel A
SIGTTO Society of International Gas Tanker and Terminal Operators A
SNAME The Society of Naval Architects and Marine Engineers A
UNEP United Nations Environment Programme A
WCO World Customs Organization A
WMO World Meteorological Organization A
World Shipping Council World Shipping Council A

Date Month Location TC/SC Note
23-26 March 2020 London (United Kingdom) ISO/TC 8/SC 8  
19-21 May 2020 Busan (Korea, Republic of) ISO/TC 8/SC 3  
26-29 May 2020 Tokyo (Japan) ISO/TC 8/SC 1  
2-4 June 2020 Seoul (Korea, Republic of) ISO/TC 8/SC 4 **

* Information definite but meeting not yet formally convened
** Provisional

ISO/TC 8 - Secretariat

SAC [China]

Standardization Administration of China
No. 9 Madian Donglu, Haidian District
Beijing 100088
China

Tel: +8610 8226 2644
Fax: +8610 8226 0660

Secretariat direct:

Ms Jing Wang
Tel: +86 10 83027118