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The European Commission and the IHO celebrate 10 years of fruitful cooperation
On 6 May 2022, the European Commission and the International Hydrographic Organization (IHO) celebrated the Tenth Anniversary of the Memorandum of Understanding between the two Organizations at the headquarters of the European Union's DG Mare.
From ocean mapping to Argo floats: how are we learning about the changing ocean?
Better ocean data can be used to inform a variety of decisions from storm preparedness to seaweed farming. As part of the Monaco Ocean Week, the IHO hosted an event which provided an overview of some of the work being done to increase our knowledge of the ocean, from Prince Albert I of Monaco’s original idea of ocean mapping to the Argo programme, an exciting, global multidisciplinary project.
New editor for the International Hydrographic Review
The International Hydrographic Review, the scientific journal published by the IHO, has a new editor. Dr Patrick Westfeld began his new functions on 5 January 2022. He brings with him solid technical knowledge, coupled with good experience with academia and scientific publishing.
IHO Member States gather for Council meeting
IHO Member States gathered this week as part of the 5th meeting of the Council. Presided by Geneviève Béchard of Canada, participants were able to take stock on progress and discuss next steps on several key actions such as the roadmap for S-100 implementation and the future conversion from S-57 to S-101 ENCs.
Ocean Decade S-100 Webinar
The IHO Universal Data Model S-100 is like lego blocks for data. This is how Secretary General Dr Mathias Jonas described S-100 during an IHO webinar organized as part of the Ocean Decade Laboratories “A Predicted Ocean”.
IHO and CIESM renew their cooperation
IHO and CIESM have renewed their Scientific Cooperation Agreement for the next 4 years. This will provide a framework for active cooperation between the two intergovernmental organizations dedicated to marine science.
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.
IHO releases new standards for hydrographic surveys
The IHO released earlier this month a new edition of the Standards for Hydrographic surveys (S-44). In addition to surveys to support the safety of navigation, these standards can be adapted for oil and gas, renewable energies, dredging, geophysics, and geotechnics.
Audience with HSH Prince Albert II & priorities for the new Directing Committee
The new IHO Directing Committee was presented to HSH Prince Albert II of Monaco on Tuesday September 8th 2020.