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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).
HSH Prince Albert II opening remarks to the Assembly
HSH Prince Albert II of Monaco officially opened the IHO Assembly which is taking place 16 to 18 November by videoconference.
World Hydrography Day
The IHO has released a new video for World Hydrography Day which highlights the relationship between hydrography and autonomous technologies. This includes aerial, surface and underwater survey drones as well as autonomous ships.
New IHO guidelines for hydrographic geospatial data
The IHO has published new guidelines for the development of product specifications for the creation of hydrographic geospatial data.
The IHO Bulletin is normally published periodically in English, French and Spanish. It contains a summary of recent IHO meetings, events and other items of general interest.
Participants to IHO Meetings and Events are invited to use the IHO On-line Registration.
Private entities can participate in increasing our knowledge of the ocean by sharing depth measurements from navigation instruments while out at sea or obtained during surveys. Known as Crowdsourced Bathymetry (CSB), this work can help identify uncharted features such as seamounts, canyons, etc. and help fill the gaps where no marine data exists. Private entities can help discover and name underwater mountain ranges, volcanoes, canyons etc. Photo © IHO
The HDWG is tasked with reviewing and updating the content of the reference version of the IHO Hydrographic Dictionary, currently available in Chinese, English, French, Indonesian, and Spanish, whilst maintaining close liaison with the IHO GI Registry and nationally developed language versions of the Hydrographic Dictionary maintained by individual or groups of Member States.
The TWCWG is tasked with providing technical advice and coordination on matters related to tides, water levels, currents and vertical datum, including integrated water level/current data models. Transfer of Tidal Constituents : An XML Schema has been prepared to facilitate the digital transfer of harmonic tidal constituents. The schema and further information is available from the UKHO web site. Capacity Building : The Working Group has developed a training course on the theory and measurement of tides and water levels in support of hydrography. Course material can be accessed via the link.