UKHO Appoints New Non-executive Chairman

The UK Hydrographic Office has appointed David Palmer as its non-executive chairman. David Palmer’s appointment is aimed at helping the organisation rise to the challenge of competition in electronic charting, in which the UKHO is already a key player. He currently holds posts as director of the commercial printing company the Polestar Group; chairman at Spanish commercial printer Dedalo Grupo Grafico; and executive trustee of the Mary Rose. (read more)
2005-08-08 12:00:00

UKHO Makes a Pledge to Training

The UKHO, which employs around 1,000 people at its Admiralty Way site in Taunton (UK), has become the latest company in Somerset to make the national Skills Pledge. The Skills Pledge – led by the Learning and Skills Council (LSC) – has been introduced as part of a broad campaign to improve the skills of Britain’s workforce in response to the Leitch report.   It is a voluntary public commitment by the leadership of a company or organisation to support all its employees to develop their basic skills, including literacy and numeracy, and work towards nationally recognised qualifications to at... (read more)
2008-07-02 04:07:34

UKHO Chief Executive to Step Down

Mike Robinson is stepping down from his role as UKHO chief executive following five years at the head of the organisation to pursue other challenges. Ian Moncrieff, currently chief operating officer and former UK National Hydrographer, will assume the role of Chief Executive with immediate effect.   In his five years at the head of the UKHO, Mike Robinson has maintained the organisation's relentless commitment to serving the professional mariner and equipped the industry with a new generation of navigational services to meet mandatory carriage of ECDIS and beyond.   According to Sandra Rogers, non-executive chair, UKHO, Mike has been... (read more)
2011-10-18 03:15:56

The UKHO Admiralty at SMM, Hamburg 2006

The United Kingdom Hydrographic Office (UKHO) are organising daily 'mini-seminars' on the UKHO Admiralty stand at SMM (Stand No 232, Hall 12.OG) from 26 until 29 September 2006 addressing ECDIS Regulations, The Admiralty ECDIS Service and digital publications. Exhibition visitors are also invited to put forward any questions they have on subjects relating to ECDIS, current legislation or general issues relating to the electronic charting systems. Further details on the Admiralty ECDIS Service are available via the UKHO website. To book an appointment or seminar (20mins) on the UKHO Admiralty stand call +44 1823 337900 (ext 1404) or visit the... (read more)
2006-07-14 12:00:00

William Heaps Receives UKHO Alexander Dalrymple Award

William Heaps, assistant marine advisor and hydrographic manager of Associated British Ports (ABP), has been presented with the United Kingdom Hydrographic Office’s (UKHO) Alexander Dalrymple Award at a ceremony in Southampton, UK. This prestigious award is dedicated to Alexander Dalrymple, who formed the hydrographic office in 1795, and is a symbol of recognition for outstanding dedication and contribution to world hydrography. William was honoured with the award for his outstanding contribution to hydrography over a long and dedicated career with ABP as port surveyor and hydrographic manager of the 22 ports and harbours within the ABP Group. As a specialist... (read more)
2013-11-04 09:16:12

UKHO Digital Chart Developments at SMM

The United Kingdom Hydrographic Office (UKHO) will highlight the most recent developments to its new Admiralty Vector Chart Service (AVCS) at SMM Hamburg 2008. UKHO will also launch the Admiralty WebChart Service (AWCS), which enables shore-based users to view Admiralty charts instantly over the internet. AVCS integrates official electronic navigational charts (ENCs) from national hydrographic offices across the globe to provide a comprehensive world series for the international mariner. Visitors to the UKHO stand will be able to view an AWCS demonstration every day at 1100 hours. As well as having their own dedicated presence in Hall B6, stand number... (read more)
2008-08-14 11:34:44

UKHO Conducts Seabed Mapping in Belize

The United Kingdom Hydrographic Office (UKHO) has deployed two vessels to survey the waters of Belize as part of the Commonwealth Marine Economies (CME) programme. Following a stakeholder meeting with the Belize Port Authority and wider government earlier this month, priority areas will be surveyed, capturing sonar data of Belize's main ports and approaches. High-frequency mapping sonars are being used, which have no negative impact on an area's diverse ecosystems and marine life. The surveying is expected to continue throughout February and will focus on areas including Belize City, Big Creek and Commerce Bight. Updated charts Information from the survey... (read more)
2018-01-24 09:56:49

UKHO Advice at Nor-Shipping 2011

The UKHO will attend Nor-Shipping 2011, to be held from 24th to 27th May in Oslo, Norway, and there offer shipping managers both practical guidance and strategic insight to help them effectively plan for the successful adoption of digital navigation.     In addition to the main Admiralty stand (Hall B, B0-14) the UKHO is hosting a series of daily seminars and workshops which explore the immediate operational challenges and future strategic decisions faced by shipping managers.   From Tuesday to Thursday, the seminar programme leads with an inspirational presentation from futurologist Dean van Leeuwen, entitled ‘TIDES of Change.' ‘TIDES... (read more)
2011-05-19 12:00:00

UKHO Signs Agreement With Chinese MSA

The United Kingdom Hydrographic Office (UKHO) has signed a new Bilateral Agreement with the Maritime Safety Administration (MSA) of The People's Republic of China. This arrangement between the UKHO and China MSA refers to the distribution of ENC cells produced by China MSA through the UKHO's Admiralty Vector Chart Service (AVCS).     The UKHO and China MSA are both members of the International Hydrographic Organisation (IHO) and this latest agreement further extends what has historically been a productive and mutually respectful working relationship for paper and raster chart data.   Both organisations share a combined focus on improving the... (read more)
2008-12-08 10:12:30

Mike Robinson Appointed Chief Executive of UKHO

Mike Robinson (42) has been appointed Chief Executive of the UK Hydrographic Office (UKHO) from 19 July. The UKHO is the organisation behind the globally-renowned Admiralty Brand which provides navigational charts and publications to the maritime industry worldwide. UKHO is a Trading Fund within the Ministry of Defence. Mr Robinson succeeds Dr Wyn Williams, who retires after five years in the post. For the past nine years, Mike has been at the head of international businesses that employ leading edge technology in their marketing, investment and portfolio management activities. He joins the UKHO from the HBOS Group, where he has... (read more)
2006-06-06 12:00:00
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