External Liaisons

Inter-Governmental Organizations and Non-Governmental Organizations are recognized as observers to be invited to meetings of the Assembly and all subsidiary organs and subordinate bodies of the IHO in which they have an interest and to which they can make a contribution.

The IHO maintains a substantive number of Memoranda of Understanding and Co-operative Agreements with relevant organizations active in the maritime domain.

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In accordance with Article 4 of the General Regulations of the IHO and IHO Resolution 5/1957 - as amended, Observers that meet, as appropriate, the criteria listed below, may be invited to meetings of the Assembly and all subsidiary organs and subordinate bodies of the IHO in which they have an interest and to which they can make a contribution:
a. Governments that are not Parties to the Convention: one or two observers each, if proposed by a Member Government or the Secretary-General and subject to approval by two thirds of the Member Governments;
b. Inter-governmental organizations with which an agreement or special arrangement has been made: one or exceptionally two observers each; and
c. Non-governmental international organizations with which the Organization has established appropriate relationships in accordance with the Guidelines for the Accreditation of Non-governmental International Organizations: one or exceptionally two observers each.
Click here to access the Memoranda of Understanding and Co-operative Agreements signed with the relevant organizations.
 
 
Inter-Governmental Organizations Recognised as Observers
The following inter-governmental organizations have been recognised as meeting the necessary criteria to be accredited as Observers to the IHO:
Association of Caribbean States (ACS)
European Commission (EC)
Intergovernmental Oceanographic Commission of UNESCO (IOC)
International Maritime Organization (IMO)
International Mobile Satellite Organization (IMSO)
International Seabed Authority (ISA)
Maritime Organisation of West and Central Africa (MOWCA)
Organisation of Eastern Caribbean States (OECS)
Pacific Community (SPC)
Pan American Institute of Geography and History (PAIGH)
Port Management Association of Western and Central Africa (PMAWCA)
The Mediterranean Science Commission (CIESM)
World Meteorological Organization (WMO)


 

Non-Governmental International Organizations Recognised as Observers
The following non-governmental international organizations have been recognised as meeting the necessary criteria to be accredited as Observers to the IHO:
Baltic and International Maritime Council (BIMCO)
Chart and Nautical Instrument Trade Association (CNITA)
Comité International Radio-Maritime (CIRM)
Cruise Lines International Association (CLIA)
Defence Geospatial Information Working Group (DGIWG)
Inland ENC Harmonization Group (IEHG)
Institute of Marine Engineering, Science and Technology (IMarEST)
International Association of Antarctica Tour Operators (IAATO)
International Association of Geodesy (IAG)
International Association of Institutes of Navigation (IAIN)
International Association of Marine Aids to Navigation and Lighthouse Authorities (IALA)
International Association of Ports and Harbors (IAPH)
International Cable Protection Committee (ICPC)
International Cartographic Association (ICA)
International Chamber of Shipping (ICS)
International Electrotechnical Commission (IEC)
International Federation of Hydrographic Societies (IFHS)
International Federation of Surveyors (FIG)
International Geographical Union (IGU)
International Harbour Masters' Association (IHMA)
International Maritime Pilots' Association (IMPA)
International Organization for Standardization (ISO)
International Society for Photogrammetry and Remote Sensing (ISPRS)
INTERTANKO (INTERTANKO)
Open Geospatial Consortium (OGC)
Professional Yachting Association (PYA)
Radio Technical Commission for Maritime Services (RTCM)
RTCA Inc. (formerly Radio Technical Commission for Aeronautics) (RTCA)
Scientific Committee on Antarctic Research (SCAR)
The Association of Arctic Expedition Cruise Operators (AECO)
The Hydrographic Society of America (THSOA)
World Ocean Council (WOC)

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