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Scope

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

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 aluminium 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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306

published ISO standards *

related to the TC and its SCs

of which 17 under the direct responsibility of ISO/TC 8

88

ISO standards under development *

related to the TC and its SCs

of which 9 under the direct responsibility of ISO/TC 8

22

Participating countries

26

Observing countries

* number includes updates

Reference Title Type
ISO/TC 8/SC 1 Lifesaving and fire protection 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/WG 3 Special offshore structures and support vessels Working group *
ISO/TC 8/WG 4 Anti-piracy Working group *
ISO/TC 8/WG 6 ISO 30001 Draft and Maintenance of 30006 and 30007 Working group *
ISO/TC 8/WG 8 Liquid and gas fueled vessels Working group *
ISO/TC 8/WG 9 Polar (Arctic/Antarctic) regions 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 *

* The convener can be reached through the secretariat (See contact information below)

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/PC 302 Guidelines for auditing management systems ISO
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 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 IT Security techniques 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 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 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 184/SC 4 Industrial data ISO
ISO/TC 188 Small craft ISO
ISO/TC 207 Environmental management ISO
ISO/TC 292 Security and resilience ISO
Organizations in liaison
Acronym Title Liaison type
BIMCO Baltic & International Maritime Council 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
IMO International Maritime Organization A
IMPA International Maritime Pilots' Association A
ISMA International Security Management association A
ISRA International Ship Recycling Association 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
17-19 May 2017 Tokyo (Japan) ISO/TC 8/SC 13  
23-25 May 2017 Tokyo (Japan) ISO/TC 8/SC 1  
8-9 June 2017 Hamburg (Germany) ISO/TC 8/SC 7  
27-29 June 2017 Paignton (United Kingdom) ISO/TC 8/SC 2  
11-13 July 2017 Xuhui Qu (China) ISO/TC 8/SC 8  
25-29 September 2017 Buenos Aires (Argentina) ISO/TC 8  

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

ISO/TC 8 - Secretariat

SAC China
Standardization Administration of China
BaijiazhuangDongli Bld.13
Chaoyang District
Beijing 100026
China

Tel: +86 10 8226 2622
Fax: +86 10 8226 0660

Secretariat direct:
Miss Jing Wang
Tel: +86 10 53255021

ISO/TC 8 - Twinned Secretariat

DIN Germany
DIN Deutsches Institut für Normung e.V.
Am DIN-Platz
Burggrafenstrasse 6
D-10787 Berlin
Germany

Tel: +49 30 26 01-0
Fax: +49 30 26 01 12 31