IHO Capacity Building Update

Capacity Building (CB) is one of the strategic objectives of the IHO. It aims to assist countries, especially IHO Member States, in better meeting their international obligations in hydrographic surveying, nautical charting and maritime safety information. This is done through identifying the needs in each region and countries, providing technical advisory visits, and the provision of workshops, seminars, training and education programmes held around the world. Funding comes from the IHO Member States’ annual contributions with significant additional funding from the Republic of Korea and the Nippon Foundation of Japan. This additional funding enables several high-level training and education programmes.... (read more)
2015-10-13 09:07:27

Success for Montenegro's Capacity Building

After signing an RENC membership agreement with the Institute of Hydrometeorology and Seismology Montenegro (IHMS) in November 2013, PRIMAR and the Norwegian Hydrographic Service have teamed up with SevenCs for capacity building. Funded by the Norwegian Hydrographic Service, PRIMAR was able to provide its latest member with a full ENC production environment plus training. Despite having a motivated team, paper charts and some recent surveys, IHMS was lacking a production environment and detailed knowledge in ENC production. Utilising the new SevenCs capacity-building programme, the setup of IHMS production environment and staff training was completed in less than three months. IHMS commented... (read more)
2014-02-11 10:41:21

Capacity Building in the Workplace

Many projects intended to improve maritime safety have been conducted around the world over the years, many of which have been in what might be regarded as developing regions. Great efforts have been made and in many instances large amounts of funding spent but the results and sustainability of these projects may not always reflect what was initially envisaged. Usually the equipment needed is relatively easily identified and supplied but administrative and operational aspects may require greater attention. Often the personnel required need to be sent on extensive and lengthy training courses and programmes leaving their current tasks partially unfulfilled... (read more)
2013-12-04 02:28:50

Improve Capacity Building in Spanish Speaking Countries

Hydro International Interviews Captain José Ramón Fernandez de Mesa Temboury
The Spanish Hydrographer, a gentleman from Madrid with extensive seafaring experience, defends the use of Spanish within the IHO and is proud that the work of the Hydrographic Institute of the Spanish Navy (IHM) is used and appreciated by the Spanish Administration. Hydro International interviews Captain José Ramón Fernández de Mesa Temboury, Commanding Officer and director of the IHM. The IHM represents Spain in the International Hydrographic Organization (IHO) and is one of its founders (1921). What is your commitment to supporting IHO’s activities? This IHM, as an organisation of the Spanish Navy, enjoys full support for our role as... (read more)
2014-07-17 01:13:50

IHO Capacity Building Strategy Takes Shape

The 11th meeting of the IHO Capacity Building Subcommittee (CBSC) took place from 30 May to 1 June 2013 and was hosted by the Australian Hydrographic Service. An important item on the agenda was the revision of the Capacity Building Strategy, during which the topics that will be a part of the revision process were established. The results of the revision will be reported during the 5th Extraordinary International Hydrographic Conference in 2014. Topics for revision of the capacity buiding strategy are: The possibility of funding equipment as a part of capacity building Establishment of guidelines on the level of... (read more)
2013-10-30 03:24:02

Capacity Building for the Canadian North

Gjoa Haven is a small Arctic hamlet located on the east side of King William Island in the Canadian Arctic Archipelago. It is a place made famous by Roald Amundsen, the first explorer to successfully transit the Northwest Passage in 1903–1905. The native Netsilik people guided Amundsen to a narrow passage, which would allow him to proceed further westward. The passage is known today as Simpson Strait and, in the summer months, is the only way westward to the open waters of Queen Maud Gulf and eventually the Pacific Ocean beyond. Simpson Strait is a rather tedious passage requiring numerous... (read more)
2009-10-05 11:24:20

Improving Capacity Building in Spanish-speaking Countries

Hydro International's contributing editor Giuseppe Angrisano recently interviewed Captain José Ramón Fernández de Mesa Temboury, Commanding Officer and director of the IHM. The Spanish Hydrographer, a gentleman from Madrid with extensive seafaring experience, defended the use of Spanish within the IHO and said he was proud that the work of the Hydrographic Institute of the Spanish Navy (IHM) is used and appreciated by the Spanish Administration. The IHM represents Spain in the International Hydrographic Organization (IHO) and is one of its founders (1921). What is your commitment to supporting IHO’s activities? This IHM, as an organisation of the Spanish Navy,... (read more)
2014-07-28 10:17:37

Approaches to Hydrographic Training and Capacity Building

Technology and Blended Learning for Flexible, Modular Training
The Challenge: To provide a stimulating educational framework that blends relevant theory with practical exercises without removing individuals from their work environment for too long a period and optimising investment in complex and expensive equipment that may only be used a few weeks per year. The IHO FIG/IHO/ICA International Board for Standards of Competence (IBSC) has recognised the need for the competency standards to continue to evolve to meet these contemporary and future requirements. This paper presents an approach taken to modernise the training and capacity building aspects of these challenges. The demands made upon the world’s charting authorities continue... (read more)
2013-07-12 02:15:09

Survey Vessel Delivery and Capacity Building

Italian Hydrographic Institute Supports Lebanon Hydrographic Service Development
On 20 October 2016 in Beirut, Lebanon, the Italian Ambassador,  HE Massimo  Marotti, presided over the donation ceremony of a boat for hydrographic surveys donated by the Italian Navy to the Lebanese Navy (Lebanese Armed Forces), represented for the occasion by the Head of Logistics Department, General Kiriejian. The boat delivery is part of a broader project, worth approximately two million euros, which sees the establishment of a Hydrographic Service within the Lebanese Navy. The event was held in the presence of the Lebanese Navy Commander Gen. Majed Alwan, the Defense attaché of the Italian Embassy in Lebanon, Gen. Pier... (read more)
2017-06-13 01:45:19

Joint IHO/FIG Stakeholders of Capacity Building Conference

The first Stakeholders’ Seminars for IHO Capacity Building (CB) and FIG/IHO/ICA International Board on Standards of Competence for Hydrographic Surveyors and Nautical Cartographers (IBSC) is to take place from 5 to 7 March 2014 at the International Hydrographic Bureau (IHB) in Monaco. The seminars aim to encourage active participation and obtain feedback from the broad range of stakeholders. The CB Stakeholders’ Seminar will focus on the revision of the CB Strategy and the lessons learned from previous CB activities. The IBSC Stakeholders’ Seminar will concentrate on the need for future revisions to the Standards of Competence for hydrographic surveyors and... (read more)
2013-12-13 09:38:02
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