INSPIRE Knowledge Base

IHO

Description
Organisation: 
International Hydrographic Organization
Acronym: 
IHO
Details
Mission and Objectives: 
inter alia: -Co-ordination of the activities of national hydrographic offices -greatest possible uniformity in nautical charts and documents
Formal Mandate: 
International
Mandate: 
international, intergovernmental convention recommending adherance to standards and principles developed and agreed to by member states
Activities: 
-Standardization as to technique, accuracy and coverage of the measurement of hydrographic data. -Standardization of hydrographic terminology. -Standardization of training leading to minimum competency of hydrographic surveyors and nautical cartographers -Standardization as to content, format and appearance of nautical charts and documents, both digital and paper. -Standardization of transfer standard for digital hydrographic data
Membership: 
governments of over 75 coastal states located around the world, generally represented by the national hydrographer
Typology: 
Thematic
PROPOSED ROLE IN INSPIRE DEVELOPMENT

Which role(s) do you foresee for the SDIC in INSPIRE development

  • submit reference material as input to the Drafting Teams
  • yes
  • be kept informed
  • yes
    Geographic Domain
    International
    coastal states worldwide
    Societal Sector
    International, Intergovernmental
    Specific Expertise
    Previous Experience relevant for INSPIRE development
    over 80 years experience in standardizing the collection, content, format, appearance and sharing of nautical information for safety of navigation and protection of the marine environment
    Environmental application domains
    coastal zone management, maritime pollution control, tsunami propagation prediction
    Primary Business
    technical, consultative intergovernmental organization