"The impacts of commercial operations on the environment are receiving considerable attention. Indeed, the projects are required now to do risk assessments on their operations including the effects of environmental impact. In offshore and marine activities, prescriptive regulations have to be met. However, the COME concept is a pro-active way of developing a caring attitude for the offshore and marine environment. It can be applied to all phases of the product's life-cycle, i.e. design, construction, operation, maintenance and decommissioning. The findings of each phase would be recorded and passed on to the next phase to provide an integrated output... (Please see full preface later)"