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UKHO white paper identifies key drivers for maritime industry
The UK Hydrographic Office (UKHO) recently presented a white paper on the opportunities and challenges facing the maritime industry as it transforms through decarbonization and digitalization. The paper was presented at the sixth International Hydrographic Organization (IHO) Council meeting in Monaco, which was attended by representatives of 26 countries. The meeting focused on the maritime sector’s transition to digital data services and the development and implementation of the new S-100 data standards.
The IHO’s S-100 data standards will greatly enhance our understanding of the ocean and the portrayal of the maritime environment. S-100 will provide a coherent framework for high-fidelity maritime data applications, which are fundamental to the shift from Electronic Navigational Charts (ENCs) to digital geo-information systems. Those systems will be capable of receiving and processing information on a wide range of applications, including imagery and gridded data, high-density bathymetry, dynamic tidal monitoring and surface currents.