IHO Builds Capacity in Antigua and Barbuda25/07/2011
|The International Hydrographic Organization (IHO, Monaco) Capacity Building Sub Committee (CBSC) and the Meso American and Caribbean Sea Hydrographic Commission (MACHC) recently executed an Introduction to Hydrographic Surveying and Nautical Cartography training course in St. John's, Antigua and Barbuda.The purpose of the Project, which took place from 30th May to 10th June, was to establish hydrographic capacity in the region so that maritime authorities can begin providing necessary products and services to comply with basic requirements for safety of navigation in the area.|
The United Kingdom Hydrographic Organization (UKHO) developed the basic course curriculum, with industry participants CARIS, Kongsberg Maritime and Fugro contributing to the successful implementation of the training. Attendees to the training included representatives from Barbados, the British Virgin Islands, Dominica, El Salvador, Grenada, St Kitts and Nevis, St Lucia, St Vincent and the Grenadines, and the host nation Antigua and Barbuda.
The course provided a double benefit to the region. In addition to the classroom sessions in hydrography and data processing, the at-sea training was an actual data collection operation. This resulted in data being acquired in St John's harbour to allow charts of the area to be produced.
The organisations involved were the key to the success of this dual-purpose operation. This collaboration allowed hardware, software, training needs, and expertise to be brought together. Kongsberg provided an EM 3002 MBES suite and engineering support, Fugro and CARIS provided hydrographic expertise and data processing support, the UKHO provided classroom instruction, and Antigua and Barbuda provided the survey launch.
In 2009, CARIS, Kongsberg, and the UKHO worked with the Port of Bridgetown in Barbados to execute the first capacity building and demonstration event in which data collection operations and a training mission were conducted to provide data to charting authorities. The data was successfully delivered to the UKHO as a result.
Image: Attendees from throughout the Caribbean attended the Hydrographic Surveying and Nautical Cartography Course in Antigua and Barbuda.
Read more about:
Surveying harbour Safety Training Charting
More news from this supplier:
Michael Redmayne Joins CARIS Team
Enterprise GIS for Royal Thai Navy
Calendar Contest Imagery Submission Now Open
Student Project Finds Unidentified Objects
Focus on Developing the Blue Economy During CARIS 2014
Maritime Institute Willem Barentsz Joins CARIS Academic Programme
Panama Canal Authority Adopts CARIS Bathy DataBASE
CARIS and Kongsberg Maritime Sign Renewed MOU
LINZ Releases BSB Format RNCs
CARIS 2014 Keynote Speakers Announced
Message in a Bottle Found after Two Years
Sparker System for Chinese Academy of Geological Sciences
SUNRISE Project Connecting Swarms of AUVs into Internet of Things
Brazilian Contract for Ocean Installer
Ice Loss Causes Gravity Dip
Swathe Services to Distribute AUV-S
Standalone RTK GNSS Receiver
Measuring Ocean Winds and Waves from Space
Phoenix Contracted to Search For MH370
Challenges of an Ice-proof Transducer Design
comments powered by Disqus
Bathymetry of the Western Australian Sea Floor
Bathymetry is the study and mapping of seafloor topography. It involves obtaining measurements of the depth of the ocean and is equivalent to mapping topography on land. The bathymetric survey will produce a map that charts the contours, depths and hardness of the ocean floor. The video by Geoscience Australia is not the result of the MH370 survey, but demonstrates the type of information and detail that is being gathered.