Weaker Without Hydrography
Hydrography

Weaker Without Hydrography

I’ve come to realise that explicit consciousness of hydrography’s importance to the 21st century’s world socioeconomic and environmental wellbeing resides with those involved professionally and ...

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Taking Care of the Sea
navigation

Taking Care of the Sea

The sea was once only a highway for vessels and trade but this is now only one aspect of a spectrum of activities including the protection of maritime assets. While there is universal updated hydrogra...

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ENC Data and ECDIS Anomalies
ECDIS

ENC Data and ECDIS Anomalies

Since last year, the recognised ‘ECDIS anomalies’ have raised concerns of trust in ECDIS and ENCs. Key organisations like the International Hydrographic Organization (IHO) and the International Ma...

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Is Your Plan B Ready?
Survey

Is Your Plan B Ready?

In 1851, Herman Melville’s descriptions of square rigged sailing vessels struggling against the many hardships of sailing into a head wind in his novel Moby Dick remind the reader that things don’...

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Crowdsourcing for Frontier Waters?

Crowdsourcing for Frontier Waters?

I’ve read with some interest articles recently published in Hydro International and other geomatics periodicals on the concept of crowdsourcing to capture data. This topic deserves to be discussed i...

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Battlespace on Demand
environment

Battlespace on Demand

Over the past seven years, natural disasters have highlighted the importance of marine geospatial information in support of humanitarian assistance and disaster relief operations. The Boxing Day tsuna...

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Bob Ballard’s Dream Comes True
seafloor

Bob Ballard’s Dream Comes True

After some 40 years, Dr. Robert D. Ballard’s dream of simply exploring the seafloor is coming to pass. NOAA’s Okeanos Explorer in the Pacific, and Ballard’s vessel of exploration, the 64m E/V Na...

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