UKHO Scoops Education Award

The United Kingdom Hydrographic Office (UKHO) has been rewarded by education and business leaders for supporting a reading programme for primary school pupils. The UKHO was nominated for recognition in the 2009 Somerset Education Business Awards by Halcon Community Primary School for the significant contribution made by staff to the Right to Read Scheme over the last three years.   The Right to Read Scheme is a project to promote the importance of literacy and seeks to engage volunteers from businesses to become reading partners with children aged 5-11 years old.   Since 2006 a dedicated group of UKHO volunteers... (read more)
2009-03-16 03:23:33

UKHO Hydrographic Database Solution

EDS, as a prime contractor, and CARIS, as the sub-contractorhave been selected for the United Kingdom Hydrographic Office (UKHO) Hydrographic Database (HDB) Project. Through the HDB Project, EDS and CARIS will merge Workflow Management technologies together with Bathy DataBASE and Hydrographic Production Database (HPD) software to manage and create paper and electronic chart products. This will lead to an enterprise production environment where multiple products are created and updated from a centrally managed source. The United Kingdom is the nineteenth nation to adopt HPD in their hydrographic production workflow, indicating further industry acceptance of CARIS’ unique database-driven approach to data... (read more)
2007-03-22 12:00:00

UKHO Announces National Hydrographer

The United Kingdom Hydrographic Office, UKHO, has appointed Commodore Nick Lambert RN as the next UK National Hydrographer, Deputy Chief Executive (Hydrography), based in Taunton, Somerset. Nick Lambert, who will be promoted to Rear Admiral on appointment, will take over from Rear Admiral Ian Moncrieff in August 2010 after 4 years in this post. Reporting to the Chief Executive he will be integral to continuing the key role the UKHO plays in working with the International Hydrographic Community, leading on Defence matters and discharging the UK Government’s responsibilities for the Maritime and Coastguard Agency under the UN Convention of Safety... (read more)
2009-10-15 09:12:40

UKHO Opens in Singapore

UKHO announced during Sea Asia that it will open its first overseas office in Singapore to provide local support for Admiralty distributors and a rapidly-growing customer base across Asia. The move will enable the UKHO to work more closely with the world’s largest maritime market which has a vital role to play in the shipping industry’s successful transition to digital navigation.     The number of vessels throughout Asia using electronic navigation technology is rising quickly as shipping companies take advantage of both the improved safety benefits and operational efficiencies available. The introduction of the ECDIS Mandate from 2012 is... (read more)
2011-04-13 03:00:29

UKHO Europort 2003 Preview

The United Kingdom Hydrographic Office (UKHO), will be showcasing its developments in digital products and services for the commercial shipping industry at Europort in Amsterdam this November. The new Admiralty ECDIS service is currently undergoing sea trials ahead of commercial launch, scheduled for early next year. The service will enable shipping companies to reap the full benefits of electronic navigation now by providing global coverage of IMO-approved electronic charts that can be used in place of paper charts to meet SOLAS chart carriage requirements. The UKHO is preparing to roll out a brand-new service for ARCS Navigator. The ARCS Online... (read more)
2003-11-11 12:00:00

UKHO ENC Services

Two electronic charting services developed by the UK Hydrographic Office (UKHO) will beunveiled at the Europort Maritime exhibition. The services will further strengthen UKHO's commitment to the Safety Of Life At Sea convention.   The first service the UKHO team will put in the spotlight is an improved updating method for Electronic Navigational Charts (ENC). The UKHO's ENC service is being improved to allow users to update their charts with the latest data remotely, which means they will have access to up-to-the-minute chart information over the Internet at any time and won't need to wait for the usual CD-ROM update.... (read more)
2007-10-03 03:47:05

UKHO International Training Success

For the fifth consecutive year, the United Kingdom Hydrographic Office (UKHO) has delivered a successful outcome from its internationally renowned and accredited marine cartography courses. The course provides students from around the world with fundamental skills and knowledge to compile and maintain digital and paper navigational charts to the standard required for safe sea-going navigation. Students from the Hydrographic Organisations of Algeria, Bulgaria, Solomon Islands, Sri Lanka, Thailand, Trinidad and Tobago and Japan arrived at the UKHO in Taunton, Somerset, in September 2013 to undertake the intellectually challenging 15-week programme. This was the last course of a five-year commitment in... (read more)
2014-02-03 01:44:11

UKHO at NorShipping

The United Kingdom Hydrographic Office (UKHO) is at NorShipping 2009 and announces a solution to make every stage of voyage planning and fleet management smarter, simpler and safer. Admiralty e-Navigator will put maritime information from charts to tides and weather at the fingertips of shore-based managers and mariners cutting the complexities of voyage planning, optimising sailing and port turnaround times and delivering real operational efficiencies.     UKHO will also use NorShipping to launch an exclusive and essential industry-insider guide to help ship owners and managers ensure they are fully compliant ahead of ECDIS Mandation from 2012.   UKHO will... (read more)
2009-06-09 03:43:07

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 Admiralty Information Overlay. The Overlay, brings the latest navigational updates from Admiralty to an ECDIS or ECS to help make digital navigation safer, more efficient and fully compliant. Available from Admiralty, the Overlay is now compatible with both Transas and SevenCs systems. Transas was the first to announce availability via the Transas Admiralty Data Service (TADS), and the UKHO is also working with other major ECDIS manufacturers to ensure the... (read more)
2011-03-07 01:25:17

UKHO Acquires SevenCs

HI Interviews Dr Wyn Williams, UKHO and Gert Büttgenbach, SevenCs
More and more public institutions are involving themselves in private enterprise (see interview ‘The Public-private Dilemma’, December 2005). Is the line between public and private activities becoming blurred? The UK Hydrographic Office has just announced its aquisition of SevenCs, a German producer of ENC production tools and ECDIS.ECS systems (see this month’s Market Place). Hydro international was eager to learn of the thinking behind the move and future plans. We were fortunate, at short notice, to interview UKHO Chief Executive Dr Wyn Williams and co-founder and executive director of SevenCs, Gert Büttgenbach. The press release on the acquisition of SevenCs... (read more)
2008-01-01 01:00:00
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