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The Institute of Munition Clearance and Search Engineers (IMCSE) is a professional institute that provides an international focus for those engaged in munition clearance and search in the commercial, NGO and security force sectors.

A not-for-profit organisation, IMCSE brings together those who have a professional interest in the clearance of CBRNE items, and their constituent parts, whether of industrial manufacture or improvised; and those with a professional interest in systematic search for target items including, but not limited to, CBRNE munitions and their constituent parts.

IMCSE Council includes global leaders in munition clearance and search across the spectrum of disciplines and the membership is representative of practitioners, trainers, researchers and manufacturers from the commercial, NGO and security force sectors of the industry.

The principal objectives of IMCSE are to validate the source of members qualifications and experience and to accredit munition clearance and search organisations thereby providing global equivalence, to facilitate the exchange of ideas, information and solutions and to contribute to the development of international standards, policy and regulation within the munition clearance and search disciplines to the benefit of members and the industry thus enhancing the safety and security of risk exposed communities while mitigating the negative impact on the environment.

IMCSE will:
  • Validate relevant formal training and practical experience
  • Accredit munition clearance and search training and operational organisations
  • Advise national and international organisations
  • Represent its members interests
  • Encourage the regulation of individuals, organisations and companies
  • Provide the vehicle for continuous professional development
  • Provide the mechanism for the exchange of ideas and research
IMCSE Council Members

Council Members are experienced munition & search professionals representing commercial, NGO and government agency sectors. The Council is responsible for the effective running of IMCSE on behalf of the Members and is supported in this by the Council Officers.

As Council Members we make decisions collectively and hold joint responsibility for such decisions and subsequent actions in the best interests of the profession and Membership and in accordance with good governance.

To maximise effectiveness and benefits to the Membership, the Council has established a number of Working Groups that include IMCSE Council, Officers and Members.

The number of Working Groups may be increased or reduced as the requirements of the Institute dictate.

The current organisation of IMCSE is illustrated in the following organisational chart:

The current organisation of IMCSE illustrated in this organisational chart