Marine Cartography

The hydrographic and cartographic community is having to adapt to what is becoming ‘continuous change’. Such changes include new systems, new processes, regulations and an increasingly dynamic digital world. Never has the term ‘change is permanent’ had more meaning. To keep pace with change, to meet the challenges faced, and to enable the skills and knowledge required to be maintained and to be passed on means the need for quality – and recognised training is ever-more apparent. Official navigational data and products such as those provided by hydrographic offices around the world are underpinned by the skills, knowledge and experience... (read more)
2008-05-15 12:00:00

Situational Centric’ Marine Cartography

Harmising ENCs
The increasing use of ENCs on SOLAS ships and the envisioned migration towards e-Navigation needs a new view on how hydrographic data is composed for the use by the mariner. To support Situational Awareness in future, available hydrographic data needs to allow ’Situational Centric’ Marine Cartography. The journey from analog to electronic navigation leads to drastic changes in how hydrographic data is utilised by the mariner. The development of ENCs was the necessary next step to migrate from paper charting to electronic marine cartography, but the current ENCs, are not reaching far enough. These ENCs are ‘cell based’, which means... (read more)
2011-03-16 03:30:29

Cartography at the Source

New Products, New Ideas, Less Work
For two decades, CARIS’ hydrographic production database solution has enabled geospatial data to be managed in a data centric manner, while allowing various types of products to be created and updated from this one data centric source. A large user base of hydrographic offices worldwide has utilized this capability to produce and maintain a large percentage of the world’s paper charts and ENCs. Over time, the advantages of deriving products from one source has led to the introduction of more product types being produced by the system. Expanding from paper charts and digital chart products (such as ENCs and AMLs)... (read more)
2019-04-02 09:57:36

Ensuring Competencies in Hydrography and Cartography

The 35th meeting of the International Board on Standards of Competence for Hydrographic Surveyors and Nautical Cartographers was held in Buenos Aires, Argentina, from 21 to 31 May, 2012. It was hosted by the Argentinian Navy. The meeting reviewed 12 programmes, namely, 7 Hydrography, 4 Nautical Cartography and 1 Scheme for Recognition of Individuals for competency in Hydrography. Historically, it has been a long journey for the Board, with several name changes such as at its establishment in 1971, when it was known as the International Advisory Board on Standards of Competence for Hydrographic Surveyors, consisting of members from the... (read more)
2012-07-26 02:53:25

Marine Cartography and Data Assessment Training Scheme

The United Kingdom Hydrographic Office (UKHO) and the Maritime and Port Authority of Singapore (MPA) have announced a new bursary training scheme in Marine Cartography and Data Assessment. Organised jointly by the UKHO and MPA over a five-week period from 18 April 2016 at the MPA Academy in Singapore, the course will train attendees on compiling and maintaining navigational charts. Drawn from ten nations, the course attendees will comprise employees of their national hydrographic offices, port authorities and/or related national agencies involved in the production and maintenance of navigational charts. The course will equip students with skills to create and... (read more)
2016-04-18 02:37:53

High-precision Cartography Bilbao and Donostia

AZTI-Tecnalia, Spain, has presented the cartography for the sea beds off the coast at the Basque cities of Donostia-San Sebastián and Bilbao. The high-precision material is aimed at use for fishing and leisure, such as scuba diving, surfing or recreational fishing. The project was financed by the Department of the Environment, Land Planning Territorial, Agriculture and Fisheries of the Basque Government. The material forms part of a project aimed at mapping the entire continental shelf located off the Basque coast, detailing the most salient points such as rocky outcrops, underwater canyons or shipwrecks. The study was undertaken by the Area... (read more)
2010-07-29 10:09:32

Tender: Supply of digital cartography equipment

The Norwegian Navy seeks offers for the supply of digital cartography equipment. Bidding Type International Competitive Bidding Financier Self-Funded Description Tenders are invited for the supply of digital cartography equipment Short description of the contract or purchase(s): The Norwegian Navy has started a process to replace the chart systems onboard HNoMS Tyr and HNoMS Valkyrien in order to be fully compliant with IMO resolution covering requirements for paperless navigation. Both vessels have Electronic Chart Systems (ECS) installed today, which are planned to be replaced by fully type-approved Electronic Chart Display and Information Systems (ECDIS) during Q2/2008. - Organisation FORSVARET-NORWEGIAN DEFENSE... (read more)
2008-02-18 04:33:00

Hydrography and Cartography Training Course in Ivory Coast

The International Maritime Organization (IMO), in collaboration with the International Hydrographic Organization (IHO) and the French Hydrographic Office (SHOM), recently organised a two-week training course in hydrography and nautical charting for the benefit of French-speaking African countries in Ivory Coast. The training took place from 19 November to 1 December 2012 at the Regional Academy of Science and Sea Technology (ARSTM), Abidjan (Ivory Coast). The trainers were two hydrographers and one cartographer from SHOM, and the 22 attendees, representing 11 countries, were all maritime professionals. (read more)
2013-01-04 12:00:00

Coast Survey's Certification Programme in Nautical Cartography Approved

The International Board on Standards and Competence for Hydrographic Surveyors and Nautical Cartographers (IBSC) recognised and approved Coast Survey’s certification programme in cartography (CAT-B) at its 40th meeting in Wellington, New Zealand. Capt. Andy Armstrong (NOAA, ret.), co-director of the Center for Coastal & Ocean Mapping/Joint Hydrographic Center at the University of New Hampshire, presented the programme at the meeting. The new programme will grant certificates to up to 13 cartographers per year, through a combination of lectures, hands-on chart production experience, work details to various branches within the Coast Survey, and field trips to working hydrographic survey vessels. The... (read more)
2017-04-10 11:06:06

Most Complete Submarine Cartography of the INBIS Channel Published

A scientific study describes for the first time the submarine cartography of a high-latitude system in the INBIS channel, which covers tens of kilometres in the northern western area of the Barents Sea, in the Arctic Ocean. This channel is one of the few submarine valleys in polar latitudes that kept its geological architecture during the Last Glacial Maximum (LGM), according to the new study published in the journal Arktos – The Journal of Arctic Geosciences, in which the lecturer José Luis Casamor, member of the Consolidated Research Group on Marine Geosciences of the Faculty of Earth Sciences of the... (read more)
2019-03-25 11:29:11
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