UKHO International Training

Students from six different countries were the latest to learn how to produce and maintain Electronic Navigational Charts (ENC) by attending an intensive five -week course delivered by UKHO's staff.   The training took place at the Marine Cartographic Training Centre at UKHO's headquarters in Taunton and was supplemented by visits to work areas within the UKHO along with external visits to Devonport, Britannia Royal Naval College (Dartmouth), and Brixham Harbour.   This course is part of the UKHO Bursary programme which supports the International Hydrographic Office's (IHO) commitment to capacity building, and developing international capability. The course introduced the... (read more)
2007-10-31 12:00:00

UKHO Partnering Agreements

The UKHO has announced at SMM Hamburg 2008 a strategic partnering agreement with Transas and Kelvin Hughes. The commercial agreements will see every future ECDIS pre-loaded with AVCS data, tailored to the needs of Transas' customers and optimised for use on Transas' en Kelvin Hughes ECDIS's.     UKHO launched AVCS in April this year, which integrates official electronic navigational charts (ENCs) from national hydrographic offices across the globe, along with newly manufactured ENCs for gaps in key areas, to provide a comprehensive world series for the international mariner. The combination of Transas ECDIS and AVCS data will be known... (read more)
2008-09-23 02:45:25

UKHO Accepts Hydrographic Database Project

Project team members EDS, CARIS and LSC Group are proud to announce the final acceptance by the United Kingdom Hydrographic Office (UKHO) of the Hydrographic Database (HDB) Project. Through the HDB Project, EDS and CARIS have delivered workflow management technologies from EDS together with CARIS Bathy DataBASE and CARIS Hydrographic Production Database (HPD) software to manage and create paper and electronic chart products.   This combined solution will represent an enterprise production environment where multiple products are created and updated from a centrally managed source. The bid phase for the project began in November of 2004 and was awarded to... (read more)
2009-02-10 08:11:19

UKHO at Sea Asia 2009

The United Kingdom Hydrographic Office (UKHO) will use the Sea Asia 2009 conference and exhibition to highlight safe, compliant and global electronic navigation - despite the downturn in world shipping markets. At a time when freight rates and asset values are under pressure, the UKHO is able to deliver increases in official electronic navigation chart (ENC) coverage to support ships wherever they trade.     In addition to being official sponsor of the Sea Asia 2009 Seminar Theatre, UKHO will be holding a daily seminar ‘The Future of Navigation' to map out for Asian maritime executives its work towards the... (read more)
2009-04-15 03:22:02

Meridian Chartware Wins UKHO Contract

Meridian Chartware Limited was awarded a contract in 2003 by the United Kingdom Hydrographic Office (UKHO) to design and develop in conjunction with both the UKHO and the Royal Yachting Association (RYA) an electronic chart training package and a low cost entry electronic chart plotter. The Chart Plotter, was launched at the London Boat Show at Excel in January 2004 and is available for sale from mid March 2004. 25,000 copies of the training package will be distributed to all students on the RYA navigation course from September 2004. (read more)
2004-04-01 12:00:00

Laser-Scan Support for UKHO

Laser-Scan has signed a contract with the United Kingdom Hydrographic Office (UKHO), Ministry of Defence, for the support and maintenance of key operational production systems. The contract provides the UKHO with continued maintenance for two years to support chart production systems covering 3,300 charts. This includes both the Standard Navigational charts in paper form, and raster as the Admiralty Raster Chart Service (ARCS). The arrangement incorporates a Site Licence that will allow the UKHO to flexibly deploy and extend their existing application licences to meet developing operational scenarios. The support and maintenance element includes the application and database architecture suite... (read more)
2004-05-27 12:00:00

UKHO to Redevelop Office Site

Providing global hydrographic and geospatial data to defence, mariners and maritime agencies across the world, the UKHO is transforming its digital capability to continue meet the needs of the digital age. A key part of this transformation is to redevelop its current site at Admiralty Way in Taunton. Approval has been granted to replace the existing inefficient and expensive-to-maintain buildings with a new, environmentally friendly office. The redevelopment will involve constructing a modern and efficient building on the existing Admiralty Way site. As well as bringing financial benefits, the new build will provide an up-to-date technology infrastructure and working conditions... (read more)
2015-12-03 03:56:38

UKHO receives IIMS Crystal Award

The United Kingdom Hydrographic Office (UKHO) has been awarded the International Institute of Marine Surveyings (IIMS) highest award, the Crystal Award in recognition for its continuing work on safety at sea and innovation in navigation. Rear Admiral Ian Moncrieff received the IIMS Crystal bowl on behalf of the UKHO on Monday 14th June 14 at an award ceremony that was held at Trinity House during their aptly named ‘Screens or Windows' conference in London. Mike Penning MP, the minister responsible for Marine Transport at the Department of Transport was also present at the ceremony. The IIMS is an independent, non-political... (read more)
2010-06-30 02:22:23

Change of Chair for UKHO

Sandra Rogers is to take up the position of Non-Executive Chair to the UK Hydrographic Office (UKHO) this autumn when the current Chairman, David Palmer, steps down after 4.5 years in the post on 31 October.     Sandra is an existing UKHO Non-Executive Board member with considerable experience and a successful career in the commercial and marketing fields. She will hold the position of Chair until the end of June 2010 when her existing contract with UKHO completes. An open competition to appoint a permanent successor will begin early next year.   In expressing his gratitude for David Palmer's... (read more)
2009-10-29 10:40:25

UKHO Sets Benchmark Quality Charting

With mandation of ECDIS being brought in for new High Speed Craft next year and discussion on extension of the requirement to other classes of vessel, attention needs to be paid to the quality of charts used in these systems, according to the UK Hydrographic Office (UKHO). Many charting organisations are promoting the fact that they work to ISO 9001:2000, the quality standard of the International Standards Organisation (ISO). It is important to appreciate, however, that ISO 9001 certification does not necessarily guarantee a high standard of quality in the product being produced. It simply defines a benchmark for achieving... (read more)
2007-11-28 11:43:42
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