The UK government will invest £5 million to help the UK Hydrographic Office and partner bodies on Geospatial Commission enhance the value of location-based information. UK’s Geospatial Commission aims to improve the quality of key, publicly-held data and make it easier to access and use.
UKHO introduced route diagrams alongside tabulated waypoint and route data to help mariners find key information quickly. It has also identified the world’s busiest trade routes for inclusion in the new edition, as well as those that are emerging. New route additions include voyages for ships calling at important commodity hubs in the Black Sea and Persian Gulf.
After a stakeholder meeting took place along the Belize Port Authority and wider government earlier in January, priority areas will be surveyed, capturing sonar data of Belize’s main ports and approaches. Namely, high frequency mapping sonars are being used, which have no negative impact on its diverse ecosystems and marine life.
Following a long-term international cooperation, the industry has introduced this week international standards for nautical port information. The Port of Rotterdam embraces the new standards and has become the first party in the world to use pilots in which they are applied.
The United Kingdom Hydrographic Office has announced the details of its six free-to-attend ECDIS seminars at Posidonia 2016. The ‘Implementing ECDIS’ seminars are designed to meet the needs of those still adopting ECDIS and the ‘Living with ECDIS’ seminars are for those already operating with ECDIS that wish to be kept informed of new developments.
The United Kingdom Hydrographic Office (UKHO) and the Maritime and Port Authority of Singapore (MPA) have announced a new bursary training scheme in Marine Cartography and Data Assessment.
The UKHO continues to expand its Port Approach Guide portfolio
The UKHOhas announced the details of its free-to-attend ECDIS Seminars at Nor-Shipping
UKHO is holding a series of free ECDIS Seminars at the Sea Asia 2015 Conference and Exhibition
UKHO has issued new and updated charts and Port Approach Guides for Brazilian waters
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