The Marine Spatial Data Infrastructures in the South West Pacific Region was created with the propose to promote the sustainable development and use of the oceans, seas and inland waters in line with the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals.
The SWPHC MSDI effort is based on the 9 Strategic Pathways from the United Nations Global Geospatial Information Management, Integrated Geospatial Information Framework. (UN-GGIM IGIF) -
The SWPHC MSDIWG is a subsidiary body of IHO’s regional South West Pacific Hydrographic Commission (SWPHC).  Its work is subject to SWPHC approval.
Chair: Helen Phillips, UK Hydrographic Office
Vice Chair: Paul Sliogeris, Australian Geospatial-Intelligence Organisation
Australia (Paul Sliogeris – Director Maritime Data Infrastructure, AHO) – paul.sliogeris(*) 
France (Yves-Marie Tanguy - SHOM's new Head of Pacific Survey Unit) – yves-marie.tanguy(*) 
New Zealand (Rachel Gabara - LINZ NZHA Manager Hydrographic Data and Products) – rgabara(*)
PNG (Nicholas Pion) – National Maritime Safety Authority PNG - npion(*)
Tonga (Mafoa Peninoni - Ministry of Lands and Natural Resources) – Penisonim(*) 
USA (Sarah Orantes) – National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency – Sarah.E.Orantes(*)
USA (Jace H Ebben) – National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency – jace.h.ebben(*) 


Terms of References and Rules of Procedure (draft)

1st Meeting - 3 February 2021

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