Mathias Jonas and John Nyberg chosen in IHO Assembly elections

Mathias Jonas and John Nyberg chosen in IHO Assembly elections

The IHO Assembly has re-elected Mathias Jonas as general-secretary for another three-year term and appointed John Nyberg as director for a six-year term, while Luigi Sinapi has been re-appointed as director.

The International Hydrographic Organization (IHO) has just concluded its highly anticipated week-long Assembly in Monaco, where representatives from all 98 Member States and industry experts gathered to exchange ideas, share knowledge and explore new technical standards in the field of hydrography. The Assembly is held every three years and serves as a crucial platform for countries to collaborate on resolutions that will guide the organization's activities.

In addition to the voting, the Assembly covered a wide range of key topics, including the future of charts and the transition to digital data systems. These discussions highlighted the IHO's dedication to staying ahead of advancements in the field of hydrography and mapping, and its commitment to supporting its Member States with the necessary tools and resources to fulfill their hydrographic duties effectively. The IHO Assembly was also the occasion to officially welcome new Member States Albania, Angola, Bulgaria, Ghana, Guyana, Iraq and Solomon Islands.

Overall, the IHO Assembly was a resounding success, with over 450 hydrographers and ocean experts from around the world gathering in Monaco, making meaningful progress and taking important decisions. The organization is well-positioned to continue leading the way in advancing the field of hydrography and mapping, and at Hydro International we look forward to seeing the positive impact of its work in the years to come.

Over 450 delegates gathered in Monaco for the IHO Assembly. (Image courtesy: IHO)
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