Marine Cartography and Data Assessment Training Scheme - 19/04/2016

The United Kingdom Hydrographic Office (UKHO) and the Maritime and Port Authority of Singapore (MPA) have announced a new bursary training scheme in Marine Cartography and Data Assessment. Organised jointly by the UKHO and MPA over a five-week period from 18 April 2016 at the MPA Academy in Singapore, the course will train attendees on compiling and maintaining navigational charts.

Drawn from ten nations, the course attendees will comprise employees of their national hydrographic offices, port authorities and/or related national agencies involved in the production and maintenance of navigational charts. The course will equip students with skills to create and maintain paper and digital charts utilising computer-aided cartography applications.

Professional Development

Rear Admiral Tim Lowe, National Hydrographer and deputy chief executive of the UKHO commented the course will bring together employees from government hydrographic offices within South East Asia, Australasia and the Pacific Island Community who will benefit from this professional development opportunity.

The UKHO, part of the UK Government, has a longstanding bilateral relationship with Singapore’s MPA.  Both organisations work together in the field of hydrography in support of the International Convention for the Safety of Life at Sea (SOLAS).


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