PMO News Portal - The ceremony was attended by members of
the Executive Board of the Ports and Maritime Organization, the heads of the Iran
National Cartographic Center and Armed Forces Geographical Organization. in
this ceremony Majid Ali Nazi; Deputy of Maritime Affairs of the Ports and
Maritime Organization, highlighted the objectives of the National Hydrographic
Committee in the country and the importance of monitoring the implementation of
hydrographic requirements in waters under Iranian jurisdiction and said: The
Islamic Republic of Iran is actively involved in regional and international
actions and decisions related to hydrography and is an effective member of the
Policy Council of the International Hydrographic Organization.
“Concerning to the latest international standards,
international cooperation in the field of hydrography and standardization Electronic
Nautical Charts has been developed and promoted”, he added “With the
cooperation of the Ports and Maritime Organization and marine Cartographic Centers,
193 Electronic Nautical Charts (ENC) for the southern coasts and 38 Electronic
Nautical Charts for the northern coasts of the country have been updated.
Hydrography provides the basis for all
activities which involve the sea. The International Hydrographic Organization
works to ensure that all the world's seas, oceans and navigable waters are
surveyed and charted, thereby supporting safety of navigation and the
protection of the marine environment. It coordinates the activities of national
hydrographic offices and sets standards in order to promote uniformity in
nautical charts and documents. It issues survey best practices and provides
guidelines to maximize the use of hydrographic information.