The sixth edition of the UK Hydrographic Office monthly e-newsletter is now available.
Says the newsletter: “The start of a busy new year is always a good time to reflect on the last 12 months. For the UKHO and the maritime community as a whole, 2009 signalled the start of a new phase of marine navigation. In June, the IMO’s ECDIS Mandate was approved and is now due to be introduced on a rolling timeframe according to vessel type from 2012, while in December, we launched our vision for the future of navigation with the introduction of Admiralty e-Navigator. These landmarks mean 2010 marks the beginning of an exciting transition towards digital navigation.
“Over the course of the year, we’ll be adding lots of useful, practical resources to our website to ensure you have the information you need to manage the move to mandatory ECDIS carriage and electronic navigation. You might want to start with our ’10 Steps to ECDIS Mandation’, which outlines some initial considerations for you.