information driving marine knowledge.
In November 2005, the United Nations
adopted Resolution A/60/30, which includes the statement
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.”
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.
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:
commercial shipping is now going fully digital.
To complete our image of the earth and make best use
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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