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THSOA RECOGNIZES WORLD HYDROGRAPHY DAY 21 JUNE, 2018

May 17, 2018 12:18 PM | Melissa Wood (Administrator)

World Hydrography Day to be celebrated annually on 21 June, with the aim of giving suitable publicity to its work at all levels and of increasing the coverage of hydrographic information on a global basis, and urges all States to work with that organization to promote safe navigation, especially in the areas of international navigation, ports and where there are vulnerable or protected marine areas.


21 June, was adopted by the International Hydrographic Organization as an annual celebration to publicize the work of hydrographers and the importance of hydrography, particularly in the promotion of safe navigation in international waters and ports, and the protection of marine reserves.

 

Purpose of World Hydrography Day 

In 2005, the General Assembly of the United Nations (UN) adopted Resolution A/60/30 on oceans and law of the sea, which in particular welcomed the adoption by the IHO of the World Hydrography Day, with the aim of giving suitable publicity to its work at all levels and of increasing the coverage of hydrographic information on a global basis.  The Resolution urged all States to work with the IHO to promote safe navigation, especially in the areas of international navigation, ports and where there are vulnerable or protected marine areas.  As a result, on the 21st of June each year the IHO celebrates World Hydrography Day.  World Hydrography Day is an opportunity to increase public awareness of the vital role that hydrography plays in everyone’s lives.  
 
Theme for 2018  The IHO has chosen as its theme for World Hydrography Day 2018:  “Bathymetry - the foundation for sustainable seas, oceans and waterways”.  


Briefing Notes for World Hydrography Day - 2018 HERE

Previous World Hydrography Days HERE.


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