Acronyms Abbreviations Initialisms

ASEAN Association of South East Asian Nations
ATCM Antarctic Treaty Consultative Meeting
AWI Alfred-Wegener Institute for Polar and Marine Research, Germany
ABLOS IHO-IAG Advisory Board on the Law of the Sea
ATCP Antarctic Treaty Consultative Party
BSHC Baltic Sea Hydrographic Commission
BSH Bundesamt für Seeschifffahrt und Hydrographie
CBC IHO Capacity Building Committee
C&SMWG IHO Colours and Symbols Maintenance Working Group
CCIR International Radio Consultative Committee
CGOM IOC Consultative Group on Ocean Mapping
CHRIS IHO Committee on Hydrographic Requirements for Information Systems (CHRIS) (now HSSC)
CHS Canadian Hydrographic Service
COMSAR IMO Sub-Committee on Radiocommunications and Search and Rescue
CPRNW IHO Commission on Promulgation of Radio Navigational Warnings (now WWNWS Sub Committee)
CSPCWG Chart Standardization and Paper Chart WG
DCDB IHO Data Center for Digital Bathymetry (DCDB)
DOALOS Division for Ocean Affairs and the Law of the Sea
DQWG IHO Data Quality Working Group
EAHC East Asia Hydrographic Commission
EAtHC Eastern Atlantic Hydrographic Commission (EAtHC)
ECDIS Electronic Chart Display Information System
FAO Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations
GBE GEBCO Bathymetric Editor
GDA GEBCO Digital Atlas
GEBCO General Bathymetric Chart of the Oceans
GIS Geographic Information System
GLOSS Global Sea-Level Observing System
GMDSS Global Maritime Distress and Safety System
GOOS Global Ocean Observing System
GPS Global Positioning System
HCA IHO Hydrographic Commission on Antarctica
HCIWWG IHO Hydrography & Cartography in Inland Waters WG
HGMIO IHO Harmonization Group on Marine Information Overlays
HNODC Hellenic National Oceanographic Data Centre
HO Hydrographic Office
HSSC IHO Services and Standards Committee
IAATO International Association of Antarctic Tour Operators (IAATO)
IAEA International Atomic Energy Agency
IALA International Association of Marine Aids to Navigation and Lighthouse Authorities
IBC International Bathymetric Chart
IBCAO International Bathymetric Chart of the Arctic Ocean
IBCCA International Bathymetric Chart of the Caribbean Sea and the Gulf of Mexico
IBCEA International Bathymetric Chart of the Central Eastern Atlantic
IBCM International Bathymetric Chart of the Mediterranean and its Geological/Geophysical Series
IBCSEP International Bathymetric Chart of the South Eastern Pacific
IBCWIO International Bathymetric Chart of the Western Indian Ocean
IBCWP International Bathymetric Chart of the Western Pacific
ICA International Cartographic Association
ICAO International Civil Aviation Organization
ICES International Council for the Exploration of the Sea
ICSEM International Commission for the Scientific Exploration of the Mediterranean (ICSEM)
IEC International Electrotechnical Commission
IFREMER Institut français de recherche pour l'exploitation de la mer
IGU International Geographical Union
IHB International Hydrographic Bureau
IHO International Hydrographic Organization
IMA International Maritime Academy
IMO International Maritime Organization
INMARSAT International Maritime Satellite Organization
IOC Intergovernmental Oceanographic Commission
IRCC IHO Inter-Regional Coordination Committee
ISO International Organization for Standardization
ISPWG IHO Strategic Plan WG
IUGG International Union of Geodesy and Geophysics
IUGS International Union of Geological Sciences
JODC Japan Oceanographic Data Centre
KODC Korea Oceanographic Data Centre
LAC IHO Legal Advisory Committee
LADS Laser Airborne Depth Sounder
LAT Lowest Astronomical Tides
LES Land Earth Station (Inmarsat term)
LORAN Long Range Navigation
LOS Law of the Sea
MACHC Meso-American and Caribbean Sea Hydrographic Commission
MBSHC Mediterranean and Black Seas Hydrographic Commission (MBSHC)
MEPC IMO Marine Environment Protection Committee
MoHWG IHO Manual on Hydrography Working Group
MSC IMO Maritime Safety Committee
MSDIWG IHO Marine Spatial Data Infrastructure WG
NAV IMO Sub-Committee on Safety of Navigation
NGDC National Geophysical Data Center
NHC Nordic Hydrographic Commission
NIOHC North Indian Ocean Hydrographic Commission
NOAA National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
NOS National Ocean Service
NSHC North Sea Hydrographic Commission
NZOI New Zealand Oceanographic Institute
OCIMF Oil Companies International Marine Forum
OCM Ocean Colour Monitor
OEF Open ECDIS Forum
OOS Ocean Observing System
PAIGH Pan American Institute of Geography and History
PERSGA Regional Organization for Conservation of the Environment and the Red Sea and Gulf of Aden
PSMSL Permanent Service for Mean Sea-Level
QC Quality Control
R/V Research Vessel
RAN Royal Australian Navy
RCSSMRS Regional Centre for Services in Surveying, Mapping and Remote Sensing
RNZN Royal New Zealand Navy
RODC Regional Oceanographic Data Centre
ROPME Regional Organisation for the Protection of the Marine Environment
RSAHC ROPME Sea Area Hydrographic Commission
SAIHC Southern Africa and Islands Hydrographic Commission
SCALOP Standing Committee on Antarctic Logistics and Operations
SCAR Scientific Committee on Antarctic Research
SCDB Sub-Committee on Digital Bathymetry
SCUFN Sub-Committee on Undersea Feature Names
SEPHC South-East Pacific Hydrographic Commission
SHOM Service Hydrographique et Océanographique de la Marine (France)
SIO Scripps Institution of Oceanography (Calif., USA)
SNPWG IHO Standardisation of Nautical Publications Working Group
SOLAS International Convention for the Safety of Life at Sea
SWAtHC South West Atlantic Hyrographic Commission
SWPHC South-West Pacific Hydrographic Commission
TCC IMO Technical Cooperation Committee
TSMAD IHO Transfer Standard Maintenance and Application Development Working Group
TWG Tidal Working Group
UKHO Hydrographic Office of the UK
UNCLOS United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea
UNESCO United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization
USBGN United States Board on Geographic Names
USCG United States Coast Guard
USCHC US/Canada Hydrographic Commission
USNODC United States National Oceanographic Data Center
USNOO United States Naval Oceanographic Office
VHO Volunteering Hydrographic Office
WEND IHO Worldwide Electronic Navigational Chart Data Base Committee
WG Working Group
WGGI Working Group on Geodesy and Geographic Information
WGS World Geodetic System
WOCE World Ocean Circulation Experiment
WVS World Vector Shoreline
WWNWS IHO Sub Committee on the World Wide Navigation Warning Service
XBT Expendable Bathythermograph

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