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The theme of this issue is Hydrography for Exploration. I would like to draw your attention to the interview with Roger Lott, Head of Survey for BP Exploration. In this...

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ENC or Privately Manufactured Data

The introduction of Electronic Chart Systems (ECS) and digital chart data to support these systems goes back more than twenty years to when the industry first started to realise the...

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ECDIS Handbook

Adam Weintrit, Dean of the department of Navigation of Gdynia Maritime University (Poland), has written a handbook on Electronic Chart Display and Information Systems, aiming to provide answers to some...

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First ISO-compliant Databases

NECSA (The Navigational Electronic Charts System Association) has confirmed that two ECS databases, both published by C-MAP, have been tested and found to be in compliance with ISO 19379. The...

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Sir, Can I Use My ECDIS Now?

July 2002 signalled a significant milestone in the long, tortuous life of ECDIS. It was the month that ECDIS was formally recognised (and specifically mentioned) in SOLAS Chapter V. It...

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As It Is

The Italian Hydrographic Institute (IIM), perched high above the city of Genoa in Forte San Giorgio, has been the official nautical charting agency of the Italian Navy since being founded...

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UKHO Updates Digital Navigation

The UKHO has announced a simple way to view the most accurate and up-to-date navigational charts, with the release of SevenCs ORCA Master Electronic Chart System (ECS) compatible with the...

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Applications Ready for Bathymetric ENCs

The bathymetric ENC (bENC) concept was developed by SevenCs several years ago and was presented in the September 2005 issue of Hydro International, ‘Ports and Harbours Special’. The approach aims...

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