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Katie Ries, NOAA. MACHC-Electronic Chart Committee Goal: Demonstrate and facilitate the use of official electronic chart data for safe, efficient, and.

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1 Katie Ries, NOAA

2 MACHC-Electronic Chart Committee Goal: Demonstrate and facilitate the use of official electronic chart data for safe, efficient, and environmentally-sensitive maritime navigation. Objectives: Facilitate the production and use of ENCs and RNCs Facilitate the production and use of ENCs and RNCs Improve hydrographic capacity of coastal states Improve hydrographic capacity of coastal states Identify sources for acquiring equipment, software, and training Identify sources for acquiring equipment, software, and training Speed up ENC production for key ports & major shipping routes Speed up ENC production for key ports & major shipping routes Increase awareness of benefits of using EC data Increase awareness of benefits of using EC data

3 MACHC-Electronic Chart Committee Chair: Katie Ries, USA (NOAA) Technical Coordinator: Rafael Ponce Two Working Groups: MesoAmerican Capacity Building Pilot Project Improve capacity building of coastal state hydrographic offices in a defined area Initial focus: The IADB-administered, GEF-funded Gulf of Honduras Project ENC Production and Distribution Improve ENC coverage of the entire region in the short to medium term, production of ENC data by national hydrographic offices

4 Electronic Chart Committee Working Group 1 – MesoAmerican Capacity Building Pilot Project Working Group Members:GuatemalaHondurasBelizeMexicoUKUSA

5 Project Objective: To reverse the degradation of the coastal and marine ecosystems within the Gulf of Honduras by enhancing the prevention and control from maritime transport-related pollution in the major ports and navigation lanes, improving navigational safety to avoid groundings and spills, and reducing land-based sources of pollution draining into the Gulf. Environmental Protection and Maritime Transport Pollution Control Gulf of Honduras Project

6 Component 1: Building regional capacity for maritime and land-based pollution control. Component 2: Building the information base for the Strategic Action Plan. base for the Strategic Action Plan. Component 3: Enhancing navigational safety in shipping lanes. Component 4: Improving environmental management and hazard reduction in network of five ports within the Gulf of Honduras Environmental Protection and Maritime Transport Pollution Control Gulf of Honduras Project

7 Component 3: Enhancing navigational safety in shipping lanes Focuses on improving the hydrographic and oceanographic cooperation in the region to both prevent and prepare for groundings and spills in the Gulf related to marine transportation operations (references active collaboration with MACHC) Environmental Protection and Maritime Transport Pollution Control Gulf of Honduras Project

8 Gulf of Honduras Project and MACHC Involvement Making the case for Hydrography Making the case for Hydrography Regional hydrographic capacity analysis Regional hydrographic capacity analysis Active involvement in the Puerto Barrio, Belize City, and Tegucigalpa project preparation meetings Active involvement in the Puerto Barrio, Belize City, and Tegucigalpa project preparation meetings Input in the projects final design Input in the projects final design Commitment to develop and help execute the hydrographic implementation plan Commitment to develop and help execute the hydrographic implementation plan

9 Components of Hydrographic Activity Implementation Plan 1. Executive Summary 2. Action Plan 3. Budget

10 Gulf of Honduras / MACHC 2009 Activities quipment delivered to countries Equipment delivered to countries December 2008 –January 2009 December 2008 –January 2009 NOAA Hydrographic Training conducted with representatives of 3 GoH countries (Norfolk, VA) NOAA Hydrographic Training conducted with representatives of 3 GoH countries (Norfolk, VA) February 2009 February 2009 In-country hydrographic training for 3 GoH countries In-country hydrographic training for 3 GoH countries February-March 2009 February-March 2009

11 LCDR Chris van Westendorp, NOAA Elliott Arroyo, NAVOCEANO

12 Belize Lessons Learned (Phase 1 Training) Logistics planning Vehicle availability BNCG detainment duties Equipment Deployment / Control Troubleshooting methodology

13 Belize (continued) (Phase 1 Training) In-survey plan modification Emergency / safety planning Coxswain and Hydrographer duties / communication

14 Honduras: Basic needs for successful program Vessel dedicated for hydrographic survey Assigned survey personnel (i.e. electronics technician) Permanently installed vessel hydrographic equipment Increased IT proficiency (i.e. basic Microsoft operations) Coxswain proficiency for driving survey lines Culture: Basic survey needs and logistics (i.e. not typical office hours) X X (Trainer assessment from Phase 1 Training)

15 Guatemala: Basic needs for successful program X X X Vessel dedicated for hydrographic survey Assigned survey personnel (i.e. electronics technician) Permanently installed vessel hydrographic equipment Increased IT proficiency (i.e. basic Microsoft operations) Coxswain proficiency for driving survey lines Culture: Basic survey needs and logistics (i.e. not typical office hours) (Trainer assessment from Phase 1 Training)

16 Plans for Phase 2 Training (All Countries) Conduct Quality Assurance Checks Reference from 2009 training Conduct a Field Hydrographic Survey to IHO Standards Collect data Process data Conduct quality assurance Be ready/able to transmit survey deliverables to UKHO for chart updates

17 Customized Phase 2 Training (Belize) Practice basic surveying principles Side scan / single beam echosounder acquisition / analysis Data post-processing Tides Calculate tidal datums from time series data & compare with existing vertical control network information Practice benchmark network establishment / leveling

18 Customized Phase 2 Training (Honduras) Practice & Theory: Sidescan Sonar Operation / data collection / analysis Target detection & interpretation Tides Bottom to top review Geodesy Using dual-frequency receiver Establishing geodetic control point Linking horizontal / vertical control networks

19 Customized Phase 2 Training: (Guatemala) Survey Planning 100% versus 200% coverage Harbor versus Approaches Boat operations & safety Steering survey lines (coxswain training) Single beam / side scan sonar acquisition and processing operations Hypack / Imagenex Bathymetry & Target analysis / investigation

20 Action Items… Travel arrangements communicated to IHO Bureau for Phase 2 training: 30 November 2009 GoH country representatives participating in NOAA February 2010 Hydrotraining (Belize / Guatemala / Honduras) 2010 In-country trainers (NOAA/Navy hydrographers) Honduras: April 2010 Guatemala: 25 April – 9 May 2010 Belize: 28 February – 14 March 2010

21 Action items (cont)… GoH countries identify one (1) English-speaking participant for NOAA February 2010 Hydrotraining: 23 November 2009 Introductory hydrography course (not for experienced or prior-trained personnel) NOAA / GoH Project send letter to GoH countries: 11 November 2009 Invitation to NOAA February 2010 Hydrotraining Announcement of intent for in-country Phase 2 training

22 Action items (cont)… NOAA / Navy explore possibility of focused tide station installation and water level analysis training and/or support: 31 January 2010 GoH countries ensure preparations made for in- country training: Prior to NOAA/Navy trainer arrival Vessel & personnel Equipment installation

23 Action items (cont)… GoH countries to document hydrographic activity in- kind contributions using format provided by GoH Project Director: 31 December 2009 GoH countries produce progress report and results of Phase 1 Training for MACHC Chair to submit to IHO CBC: 31 January 2010

24 Action items (cont)… GoH countries and ECC WG1 Chair generate & submit request throuch MACHC Chair for 2011 hydrographic training & support from IHO CBC: 15 March 2010

25 Questions…

26 Electronic Chart Committee Report on ECC Working Group 2: ENC Production

27 Drivers to Regional ENC Coverage 30 % of worlds oil cargo transits the region. Substantial proportion (0ver 50%) of the worlds cruise ships operate within the region. Panama Canal expansion in 2014 expected to substantially increase its capacity from 6.6 million in 2010 to 8.4 million TEUs in …IMO has passed mandatory carriage requirements for ECDIS for new tankers and cruise ships, …by …IHO Member States should provide adequate coverage, availability, consistency and quality of ENCs by 2010.

28 Recommendations Achieve adequate regional ENC coverage by Dec Utilize the medium scale INT Scheme as baseline for adequate medium scale ENC coverage (usage bands 2/3). Identify production status/gaps Consider producing medium scale ENCs before medium scale INT charts.

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30 Recommendations (cont) Establish a plan with POCs for completing coverage and developing a regional ENC scheme including formalized progress updates. Coordinate closely with the ICC to harmonize efforts Encourage neighboring MS establish bilateral agreement on production responsibilities Synchronize reporting with MACHC Chair, IHB and MACHC INT CC

31 MACHC ENC Data POCs Brazil (Wesley Cavaleiro) Colombia (Dagoberto David) France (Yves Guillam) Netherlands (Erwin Woomgoor) UK (Phil Parker) USA (Craig Winn) Cuba (TBD) Mexico (Hugo Cardenas) Venezuela (Cap. de Corb. Degoveia) Add RENC Representatives to this groupIC/ENC


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