INSPIRE Knowledge Base

United Kingdom Hydrographic Office

LMO Description
United Kingdom Hydrographic Office
Proposed role in INSPIRE development
  • allocate experts to Drafting Teams
  • yes
  • submit reference material as input to the Drafting Teams
  • yes
  • register a project to test/revise/develop the draft Implementing Rules
  • yes
  • contribute to awareness raising and training
  • yes
  • be kept informed
  • yes
    Level of authority: 
    The World
    Formal Mandate: 
    <p>UKHO is a trading fund of the UK Ministry of Defence. It trades data with its customers. It is the foremost provider of Hydrographic information in UK and navigational charts in the world</p>
    Main Activities: 
    *Provision of Hydrographic Data c/w Metadata *National Hydrographic Database *Trading of data across UK and EU Government at Regional/National level *Provision of interoperable data *UK Marine data and information partnership
    Area of work/experience
    Geographic Domain:: 
    Societal Sector: 
    Navigation & Shipping Environmental
    Previous Experience relevant for INSPIRE development: 
    Support for UK representatives on steering group Work on PSI re use implementation Work on implementation of EIR
    Primary Business: 
    Mapping & Charting Data and information licencing