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International Hydrographic Organisation (IHO)

World Hydrographic Day

21 June 2019

     Hydrographic information driving marine knowledge.

In November 2005, the United Nations adopted Resolution A/60/30, which includes the statement

Welcomes the adoption by the International Hydrographic Organization of the World Hydrography Day, to be celebrated annually on 21 June, with the aim of giving suitable publicity to its work at all level and of increasing the coverage of hydrographic information on a global basis, and urges all States to work with that organization to promote safe navigation, especially in the areas of international navigation, ports and where there are vulnerable or protected marine areas.

The 2019 theme signals the eminent role of hydrographic data in combination with information provided by adjacent maritime domains and advertises the benefits of making hydrographic data accessible to the widest possible audience for use that goes well beyond safety of navigation. It will also acknowledge the increasing interest being shown by the UN-Committee of Experts on Global Geospatial Information Management (UN-GGIM) in marine geospatial data.

The World Hydrographic Day (WHD) theme, as in previous years, is intended to provide a broad range of opportunities to publicize the hydrographic work and services provided by national hydrographic offices, industry stakeholders and expert contributors, as well as the scientific community. The relevant topics include, but are not limited to:

  •  All commercial shipping is now going fully digital.

  • To complete our image of the earth and make best use of it.

  • Hydrographic Knowledge in Support of the UN 2030 Sustainable Development Agenda.

  • The Work and Contribution of Hydrographers.

  • 100th anniversary of the formation of the International Hydrographic Organisation (IHO).


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