North Indian Ocean HC
|Chair:||Rear Admiral Y N JAYARATHNE (Sri Lanka)|
|Vice-Chair:||Rear Admiral Agung PRASETIAWAN (Indonesia)|
|Members:||Bangladesh, Egypt, India, Indonesia, Myanmar, Pakistan, Saudi Arabia, Sri Lanka, Thailand, United Kingdom.|
|Associate Members:||Australia, France, Oman, Mauritius, Seychelles, USA.|
|Observers:||Malaysia, Russian Federation, Sudan|
|IHO Representatives:||Director Abri KAMPFER
Assistant Director David WYATT
The North Indian Ocean Hydrographic Commission (NIOHC) was established in 2002 as the 13th Regional Hydrographic Commission with Bangladesh, India, Myanmar, Sri Lanka, Thailand and UK as initial members, with 03 associate member countries and 03 observer countries to promote greater navigational safety in the Indian Ocean region through common standards and procedures. The area of NIOHC covers the northern part of Indian Ocean from Andaman seas to Gulf of Aden excluding the Gulf of Oman area. A large portion of the world’s maritime traffic passes through the area and therefore NIOHC has a vital role to play in assuring the safety of mariners within this area.
The first NIOHC meeting was held from 31st January to 03rd February 2002 at Dehradun, India, under the chairmanship of RAdm KR Srinivasan, AVSM. Primary objectives of the formation of NIOHC includes mutual cooperation in the field of hydrography, establishment of regional ENC coordination, conducting joint hydrographic surveys in poorly surveyed areas and coordinating hydrographic resources in the region.
Only documents for upcoming, current and previous years meetings are listed left. All earlier meeting documents are available from the IHO Document Archive.
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