Index updated on:   12/02/2010  15:30 PM



  • Regional  Hydrographic  Commissions

    9th North Indian Ocean Hydrographic Commission (NIOHC) Meeting
    Port Victoria, Seychelles, 25-26 February 2009.

    9th Meeting of the South West Pacific Hydrographic Commission (SWPHC)
    Port Moresby, Papua New Guinea, 9-11 March 2009.

    3rd Meeting of the South West Atlantic Hydrographic Commission (SWAtHC)
    Montevideo, Uruguay, 26-27 March 2009.

    53rd Meeting of the Nordic Hydrographic Commission (NHC)
    Helsinki, Finland, 21-23 April 2009.

  • Working Groups

    Working Group on the Preparation of a Capacity Building Training Course
    UKHO, 20 February 2009.

    S-52 Revision Meeting
    IHB, Monaco, 26-27 March 2009

    Tidal and Water Level Working Group (TWLWG)
    1st Meeting, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, 30 March - 1st April 2009.

    7th Meeting of the IHO Data Protection Scheme Working Group (DPSWG)
    IHB, Monaco, 31st March & 1st April 2009.

    3rd Meeting of the IHO Marine Spatial Data Infrastructure Working Group (MSDIWG)
    IHB, Monaco, 2-3 April 2009.

    9th Meeting of the Working Group on the Safety of Navigation in the Black and Azov Seas (BASWG)
    Constanta, Romania, 23 and 24 April 2009.

    Digital Information Portrayal Working Group (DIPWG)
    1st Meeting, Ottawa, Canada, 4-8 May 2009
    (held jointly with the 18th TSMAD Meeting).

  • Committees / Sub-Committees / Commissions

    IMO Headquarters, London, 19-23 January 2009.

    Japan Capacity Building Project - 1st Coordination Meeting
    IHB, Monaco, 11 February 2009.

    Western Indian Ocean GEF - Marine Highway and Coastal and Marine Contamination Prevention Project
    Johannesburg, South Africa, 11-12 February 2009.

    CIRM Technical Meeting 2009
    Bilbao, Spain, 20-21 April 2009.

    7th IHO Capacity Building Subcommittee Meeting
    Seoul, Republic of Korea, 11-13 May 2009.

  • Conferences / Seminars

    GEOMATICA 2009. Seminar on Marine Spatial Data Infrastructures (MSDI)
    Havana, Cuba, 9-12 February 2009.

    European Union (EU) - Kick off Conference on Maritime Spatial Planning (MSP)
    Brussels, Belgium, 26 February 2009.

    Hydrographic Conference organized by the Royal Navy of Oman
    Muscat, Oman, 15-18 March 2009.

  • Information of Interest

    International Bathymetric Chart of the Caribbean Sea and the Gulf of Mexico (IBCCA), 10th Meeting.
    Havana, Cuba, 13 February 2009.

    32nd Antarctic Treaty Consultative Meeting (ATCM)
    Baltimore, USA, 06-17 April 2009.

    Global Sea Level Observing System Group of Experts - 11th Meeting (GLOSS GE-XI)
    IOC Headquarters, Paris, 13-15 May 2009.

  • New Hydrographers

    New President of the German Federal and Maritime Hydrographic Agency

    New Hydrographer of Indonesia.

    New Hydrographer of the Chilean Hydrographic Service.

    New Hydrographer of Ecuador.

    New Hydrographer of the Hydrographic Service of Peru.

    New Hydrographer of Greece.

    Director General of National Hydrographic Center, Royal Malaysian Navy.

  • IHB Visits

    Second visit to Haiti.
    27-30 January 2009

  • Visits to IHB

    Simon WINCHESTER, Auhor
    19 January 2009

    US-Consul-General to France based in Marseille,  Hon. Kathleen A. RILEY
    23 January 2009

    CNO Albania, Captain Kristaq GERVENI, accompanied by the Hydrographer of Albania, Cdr. Gezim KOCI
    26 January 2009.

    President of BSH, Mrs. Monika BREUCH MORITZ
    February 2009.

    Delegation of United Arab Emirates
    27 April 2009.

    GIS Expert at the US NGDC, Mr. John CARTWRIGHT.
    13-15 May 2009.


  • Regional  Hydrographic  Commissions

    Visit by the East Asia Commission to the Vietnam's Maritime Authority N° 2.
    Vung Tau, Vietnam,  23 June 2009.

    14th Baltic Sea Hydrographic Commission (BSHC) Conference.
    Copenhagen, Denmark, 15 - 17 September 2009.

    7th Meeting of the Southern African and Islands Hydrographic Commission (SAIHC).
    La Réunion, France, 16 - 17 September 2009.

    16th Meeting of the Mediterranean and Black Seas Hydrographic Commission (MBSHC).
    Odessa, Ukraine, 22 - 24 September 2009.

  • Committees / Sub-Committees / Commissions

    32nd Meeting of the FIG/IHO/ICA International Advisory Board on Standards of Competence for Hydrographic Surveyors and Nautical Cartographers.
    Genoa, Italy, 20 - 25 April 2009.

    55th Session of the IMO Sub-Committee on Safety of Navigation (NAV55)
    IMO Headquarters, London, 27 - 31 July 2009.

    World-wide Navigational Warning Service Sub-Committee (WWNWS).
    IHB, Monaco, 18 - 21 August 2009.

    Meeting of the IALA Committee on E-Navigation.
    Paris, France, 21 - 25 September 2009.

  • Working Groups

    11th Meeting of the IHO Standardization of Nautical Publications Working Group (SNPWG).
    IHB, Monaco, 7 - 11 September 2009.

  • Other bodies

    IHB Director attends the 25th IOC Assembly.
    Paris, France, 16 - 25 June 2009.

    16th ABLOS Business Meeting (ABLOS 16).
    Bali, Indonesia, 4 - 5 August 2009.

  • Conferences / Seminars

    Seminar at the 2009 COMNAP Annual Meeting - COMNAP XXI.
    Puntarenas, Chile, 3 - 6 August 2009.

  • Information of Interest

    Celebration of World Hydrography Day 2009 in Japan.
    JHOD, Tokyo, 17 - 22 June 2009.

    European Heritage Day
    IHB, Monaco, 27 September 2009.

  • New Hydrographers

    New Hydrographer of  Venezuela.

    New Hydrographer of Korea.

    New Hydrographer of China.

    New Hydrographer of Pakistan.

  • Obituary

    Don VACHON.
    2nd June 2009.



  • Regional  Hydrographic  Commissions

    10th Conference of the East Asia Hydrographic Commission (EAHC)
    Singapore, 15-17 October 2009.

    10th Meso-American & Caribbean Sea Hydrographic Commission Conference (MACHC)
    Bridgetown, Barbados, 4-6 November 2009.

  • Committees / Sub-Committees / Commissions

    IHO Hydrographic Commission on Antarctica (HCA) - 9th Meeting.
    Simon's Town, Cape Town, South Africa, 12-14 October 2009.

    1st Meeting of the IHO Hydrographic Services and Standards Committee (HSSC)
    Singapore, 22-24 October 2009.

  • Working Groups

    6th CSPCWG Meeting
    Monaco, 1-3 December 2009.

  • Other bodies

    GEBCO 2009 Meetings
    SHOM, Brest, 22 September - 2 October 2009.

    26th Session of the IMO Assembly
    IMO Headquarters, London, 23 November - 2 December 2009.

  • Conferences / Seminars

    2nd African Union Conference of Ministers Responsible for Maritime Transport
    Durban, South Africa, 12-16 October 2009.

    3rd International ECDIS Conference
    Singapore, 19-21 October 2009.

    International Federation of Hydrographic Societies - HYDRO9 Conference.
    Cape Town, South Africa, 10-12 November 2009.

  • IHB Visits

    Visit to the United Kingdom Hydrographic Office
    21 October 2009.

    Technical Visit - Solomon Islands.
    Honiara, Solomon Islands, 26-28 October 2009.

  • New Hydrographers

    New Hydrographer of  Italy.

  • Information of Interest

    Patronage Ceremony at SHOM's Hydrographic School.
    SHOM, Brest, France, 30th September 2009.

    Marine Electronic Highway (MEH) Demonstration Project.
    Singapore, 8-9 October 2009.

    National Day of Monaco
    19 November 2009.

    Establishment of a Hydrographic and Oceanographic Office in Haiti (SHOH). Project Manager visits the Hydrographic and Oceanographic Service of the Chilean Navy (SHOA)
    November 2009.

    Antarctic Treaty Meeting of Experts (ATME) on the Management of Shipborne Tourism in the Antarctic Treaty Area.
    Wellington, New Zealand, 9-11 December 2009.

    Two new Charts co-produced with the Moroccan Royal Navy.

  • Courses

    EAHC Courses hosted by the Hydrography Department of the National Mapping and Resource Information Authority of the Philippines.