Meeting of the IHO Tides, Water Level and Currents Working Group
The IHO Working Group tasked to monitor and develop the use of tidal, water level and current information as well as to advise on their observation, analysis and prediction, held its 5th meeting 16-18 March.
Lebanon joins the IHO
Lebanon has joined the International Hydrographic Organization. By becoming its 94th Member State, Lebanon will benefit from the organization’s resources and expertise in order to improve safety of navigation and contribute to the development of its maritime activities.
New chair & vice chair of GEBCO Guiding Committee
Members of the GEBCO Guiding Committee met online 18-20 January to discuss the project’s direction for the coming year, including upcoming initiatives, resource allocation etc. During the meeting, members elected Mr Evert Flier from Norway as the new chair of the Guiding Committee, and Dr Marzia Rovere from Italy as vice chair for 2021 – 2024.
Participants in GEBCO week discuss seafloor mapping and knowledge of the oceans
Over 600 participants from 80 countries gathered online as part of the GEBCO Week to discuss initiatives to map the seafloor and increase our knowledge of the oceans.
New edition of the International Hydrographic Review
The latest edition of the International Hydrographic Review has been published.
Guidelines for the Standardisation of Undersea Feature Names Available in Portuguese
The IHO has released an English /Portuguese version of the guidelines for the Standardisation of Undersea Feature Names (IHO publication B-6). These guidelines explain the process to submit proposals for undersea features names and provide necessary information for them to be adopted by the GEBCO Sub-Committee on Undersea Feature Names (SCUFN). This English /Portuguese version is the result of a productive cooperation and input from Brazil (DHN) and Portugal (IHPT).
IHO Assembly sets the priorities for the next 3 years
The IHO Assembly has finished after 3 days of productive meetings. From 16 to 18 November IHO Member States were able to discuss how to move forward on work items, with the Assembly being held by videoconference.