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The Arctic Regional Hydrographic Commission reviews its activities in 2022
The ARHC has prepared a summary of activities for the past year which includes an update on the development of a pan-Arctic nautical grid and access to data and discusses the IHO roadmap for the implementation of S-100 based services, which will contribute to safety of navigation, environmental protection, and cost efficiencies.
The IHO discusses Ocean Mapping at the IOC UNESCO Executive Council Meeting
As part of its mission to contribute proactively to global initiatives in favour of the ocean, the IHO participated in the 55th meeting of the IOC UNESCO Executive Council in Paris 13-17 June 2022. Discussions focused on the state of the ocean and provided insight into how the IHO could contribute to key activities such as the UN Decade, as well as provide an update on joint projects including GEBCO.
What is progress with crowd-sourced depth data around the world?
The Crowdsourced Bathymetry Working Group met last week to discuss progress on an IHO-led citizen science initiative to collect seafloor depth data. Discussions focused on updating guidance and learning about progress from some of the first trial projects around the world.
Worldwide ENC Database working group discusses the future of coverage
The Worldwide ENC Database working group (WEND) gathered last week to discuss the future of global ENC coverage, decisions which are key to support the safety of navigation, search and rescue activities, and mitigate the impacts of storms, marine pollution etc. The goal was to pave the way and be ready for when the new S-100 based digital products are implemented, and to try and coordinate initiatives.
IHO 100 Years
The International Hydrographic Organization (IHO) turned 100 on 21 June 2021, with an on-site celebration in Monaco which was broadcast live online.
The BGR provides high resolution data for the Pacific and Indian Oceans
The German Federal Institute for Geosciences and Natural Resources (BGR) is participating in the IHO-led efforts to increase knowledge of the ocean and has shared high resolution depth data for the German contract areas for deep-sea exploration granted by the International Seabed Authority (ISA) in the Pacific and Indian Oceans. The BGR provided gridded data for 85.000 km² at a resolution of 120 x 120 meters.
Crowdsourced Bathymetry Working Group Discusses How to Increase Available Data
The IHO Crowdsourced Bathymetry Working Group (CSBWG) held its 10th meeting last week. 56 IHO Member State and stakeholder representatives gathered online to discuss how to increase crowdsourced data around the world and address data quality in the Great Barrier Reef, the Canadian Arctic coast, Japan and China as well the super yacht, commercial survey and private chart sectors.
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.
New edition of the International Hydrographic Review
The latest edition of the International Hydrographic Review has been published.