S-100 Based Product Specifications

Introduction

An S-100 based Product Specification defines a data product, and usually includes additional resources such as a machine readable Feature Catalogue and Portrayal Catalogue, a data Encoding Guide and at lease one data encoding format. The S-100 Working Group (S-100WG) are developing draft guidance documents for developing Product Specifications, which can be downloaded from the Miscellaneous section of the S-100WG page.

The following is a list of S-100 based Products Specifications that are published; currently under development; or planned for development. Links to published versions of the Product Specifications in the Product Specification Register within the IHO GI Registry are included; as well as links to the relevant Product Specification development sites, where available:

S-101 Electronic Navigational Chart (ENC)

Scope: The S-101 ENC Product Specification (PS) specifies the content, structure, data encoding and metadata required for compiling S-101 ENC data. The Specification also includes the portrayal requirements for use within an ECDIS. The S-101 PS will supersede the S-57 ENC PS.

S-102 Bathymetric Surface

Scope: The S-102 Bathymetric Surface Product Specification is based on the Open Navigation Standards Working Group (ONSWG) work on the Bathymetric Attributed Grid(BAG). It will be used as a bathymetric coverage layer for navigation and other purposes.

S-104 Water Level Information for Surface Navigation

Scope: The S-104 Water Level Information for Surface Navigation is intended the encapsulation and data transfer of tidal and water level data for use in an ECDIS or any proposed dynamic tide application. Tidal and water level predictions are fundamental in route planning and entry to ports for navigation and other purposes.

S-111 Surface Currents

Scope: An understanding of surface currents is an important factor in the safety of navigation as currents affect the motion of vessels. Surface current information may be considered auxiliary information that complements the S-101 ENC.

S-121 Maritime Limits and Boundaries

Scope: The Maritime Limits and Boundaries Product Specification is intended for the encoding and exchange of digital maritime boundary information; including maritime limits, zones and boundaries as described under the United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea (UNCLOS).

S-122 Marine Protected Areas (MPAs)

Scope: The S-122 Product Specification is intended to encode Marine Protected Area (MPA) information for use in ECDIS and other information systems. MPAs are protected areas of seas, oceans, estuaries or large lakes. Marine Protected Area information may be considered supplementary additional information that complements the S-101 ENC.

S-123 Marine Radio Services

Scope: S-123 Marine Radio Services indicating the location, availability, type of radio communications, frequencies and content of radio services for navigational information and other maritime radio communications. Radio services information may be considered supplementary additional information that complements the S-101 ENC.

S-124 Navigational Warnings

Scope: This Product Specification is developed for creating datasets containing navigational warning information primarily targeting use in ECDIS. Navigational warning means a message containing urgent information relevant to safe navigation broadcast to ships in accordance with the provisions of the International Convention for the Safety of Life at Sea,1974, as amended.

S-125 Marine Navigational Services

Scope: This Product Specification describes navigational features including lights and other navigation aids, both physical and virtual; temporary and seasonal marks; and local AIS application-specific messages. Navigational services information may be considered supplementary additional information that complements the S-101 ENC.

S-126 Marine Physical Environment

Scope: This Product Specification describes marine and terrestrial topography; prevailing, seasonal and hazardous currents; tides; weather; and other environmental conditions. Physical environment information may be considered supplementary additional information that complements the S-101 ENC.

S-127 Marine Traffic Management

Scope: Product Specification for vessel traffic services; pilotage; routeing systems; and ship reporting systems. Marine traffic management information may be considered supplementary additional information that complements the S-101 ENC.

S-128 Catalogue of Nautical Products

Scope: Product Specification for the exchange of catalogues of nautical product information. It includes information about printed and digital products; on-line resources; and access metedata. It should include all of the S-xxx products and services within a defined geographic area.

S-129 Under Keel Clearance Management (UKCM)

Scope: This Product Specification is intended to provide a suitable format for the exchange of digital data pertaining to maritime safety and efficiency of marine traffic. It includes a digital format with the necessary attribution features to enable the exchange of information between an Under Keel Clearance Management System and an onboard navigation system such as ECDIS.

S-201 Aids to Navigation Information

Scope: The Aids to Navigation (AtoN) Information Product Specification provides a common structure for the exchange of information about AtoNs. This includes buoys, beacons, racons, lights, sound signals and AIS. The product contains the positions, properties, operational status and general comments related to an AtoN.

S-211 Port Call Message Format

Scope: The S-211 Port Call Message (PortCDM) Format has been developed to enable the coordination of stakeholder activities associated with port calls by providing a standard format to share the necessary information, particular time stamps, for example on Estimated Time of Arrival (ETA) and Estimated Time of Departure (ETD). For example S-211 provides a standard format for sharing relevant information such as Estimated Time of Arrival/Departure time stamps).

S-240 DGNSS Station Almanac

Scope: The S-240 DGNSS Station Almanac Product Specification comprises a model and XML exchange format for encoding and exchanging Differential GNSS (DGNSS) station information.

S-401 Inland ENC

Scope: The Inland ENC Product Specification specifies the content, structure, data encoding and metadata required for compiling Inland ENC data. The Product Specification also includes the portrayal requirments for use within an ECDIS or ECS. The S-401 Product Specification will supersede the S-57 based Inland ENC Product Specification.

S-402 Bathymetric Contour Overlay for Inland ENC

Scope: The Bathymetric Contour Overlay for Inland ENC Product Specification specifies the content, structure, data encoding and metadata required for compiling bathymetric contours for Inland ENC data. The Product Specification also includes the portrayal requirments for use within an ECDIS or ECS.

S-411 Sea Ice Information

Scope: The S-411 Sea Ice Information product specification is a vector product specification that is primarily intended for encoding the extent and nature of Sea Ice for navigational purposes. Product data is provided in the Geography Markup Language (GML) Encoding format. Sea ice information may be considered supplementary additional information that complements the S-101 ENC.

S-412 Weather Overlay

Scope: The features portrayed in the S-412 Weather Overlay are designed to replicate and enhance the radiofax charts currently being used by marinets. S-124 will meet the needs of the international maritime community for decades into the future.


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