New Golden Age of Exploration

New Golden Age of Exploration

Jyotika Virmani was executive director of the Shell Ocean Discovery XPRIZE before she entered Schmidt Ocean Institute (SOI), also as executive director. Two positions at the forefr...

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e-Navigation for Increasing Safety

e-Navigation for Increasing Safety

Gurpreet Singhota is Deputy Director/Head of the Operational Safety Section within the Maritime Safety Division of the International Maritime Organisation (IMO) and will therefore...

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Gentlemen, on Your Marks!

Gentlemen, on Your Marks!

Every five years, tensions at the International Hydrographic Conference in Monaco rise to a maximum, when the Member States of the IHO gather to vote for the three director positio...

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More Maritime Boundary Issues at ITLOS

More Maritime Boundary Issues at ITLOS

The International Tribunal for Law of the Sea is a judicial body, seated in Hamburg, but unlike the International Court of Justice in The Hague, specialised in the field of the law...

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Surveying and Charting

Surveying and Charting

Surveying, charting and monitoring a complex and vast area which includes features from rivers, waterways, a long Atlantic coast to the Antarctic Peninsula environment, is a very c...

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Responsible Coastal Zone Management

Responsible Coastal Zone Management

The coastal zone is immensely important for humankind, marine and coastal spatial planning is a vital tool for planning and preserving the world’s coasts. Ron Furness, is a nautica...

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Hydrography to Fill in the 'I' in ECDIS

Hydrography to Fill in the 'I' in ECDIS

Hydrographers need to step up and fill the I in ECDIS, says Michael Casey, vice president Geospatial Systems at IIC Technologies and prior to that director for Nautical Charting at...

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Maritime Authority in the Caribbean

Maritime Authority in the Caribbean

Having learned of the tremendous effort made by the Maritime Authority of Suriname, led by Mr Michel Amafo, in developing its hydrographic service, Hydro International now has the...

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The Thing about Bing

The Thing about Bing

Bing Maps users will soon be able to look skyward from Streetside and see the stars and constellations. That is just one of the ways in which the Bing Maps team is creating what ma...

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The Thing about Bing

The Thing about Bing

Bing Maps users will soon be able to look skyward from Streetside and see the stars and constellations. That is just one of the ways in which the Bing Maps team is creating what ma...

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Hydrography in a Wider Context

Hydrography in a Wider Context

Modern Hydrography needs to be embedded in the much wider context of geographic information gathering and dissemination. This message will be broadcasted during Hydro2010 in Rostoc...

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Remarkable Achievements

Remarkable Achievements

The International Oceanographic Commission (IOC) turns 50 this year. Since the UNESCO Commission was established in 1960 the IOC has made some remarkable achievements with relative...

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Geomares: Quality is Our Motto

Geomares: Quality is Our Motto

Geomares Publishing is the new media company behind Hydro international, which in October took over ownership from the magazine’s previous publisher of almost ten years, Reed Busin...

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UNCLOS: Sharing Benefits

UNCLOS: Sharing Benefits

Sharing benefits arising from the exploitation of mineral resources of the deep seabed between developed and developing countries is one of the main goals of the United Nations Con...

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30 Years of Success

30 Years of Success

Dr Salem E. Masry, president and chief executive officer of CARIS, accepted to be interviewed by Hydro international on the occasion of the 30th anniversary of his enterprise. Dr...

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Energy Business Analyst

Energy Business Analyst

The European Union has set a target stating that a 20% share of energy should come from renewable sources by 2020. Electricity systems will have to incorporate more renewable energ...

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The Great Standardisation Payoff

The Great Standardisation Payoff

The Open Geospatial Consortium (OGC), established in 1994, develops standards for geospatial and location-based services. From its first approved implementation specification in 19...

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