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IC-ENC IC-ENC became operational in July 2002. It is one of the 2 RENCs created after the break-up of the original PRIMAR. The PRIMAR member HOs were.

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2 IC-ENC IC-ENC became operational in July It is one of the 2 RENCs created after the break-up of the original PRIMAR. The PRIMAR member HOs were presented with 2, very different, alternative RENC models.

3 Description of IC-ENC A RENC in accordance with WEND Principles. An organisation created and controlled by its members and operated for them by the UKHO. A low cost, “Not for Profit” organisation. A cost effective distribution system through Value Added Resellers. No direct end user service. Promotes the “One Stop Shop” concept. Simple IT infrastructure. Centre of excellence. Emphasis on data QA and consistency.

4 Mission To deliver to its members a cost- effective service designed to meet the needs of the users by providing high quality, fit-for-purpose ENCs that comply with IMO and IHO standards, and which are delivered to users within integrated and user friendly ENC services.

5 Co-operating Nations Belgium Bahrain Germany Greece India Netherlands Portugal (Russia) South Africa Spain Turkey UK

6 STRUCTURE Bilateral Arrangement with the Service Provider IC-ENC OFFICE (5 staff) VAR 1VAR 2VAR 3VAR n HYDROGRAPHIC OFFICES Cooperation Arrangement Steering Committee IC-ENC Technical WG Commercial WG UKHO

7 Staffing Business Manager Graham Saundercock Guest Validator CHO Representative Validator Jim Nicol Validator Graham Reeks Validator Mike Hawes Data Manager Mike Bisset Steering Committee Chairman IC-ENC Office

8 MAIN FUNCTIONS Acquisition of ENCs from Members. Quality Assurance of ENCs + updates: –Validation tools error message assessment –ECDIS loading checks –Data consistency / usability checks Feedback and support for Members. Database management. VAR appointment and management. Supply of ENCs to VARs. Revenue collection.

9 Cooperating HOs Data Management Database Ftp Site – Receipt of EN and ER Validation dKart Inspector ENC Analyzer ENC Designer Manual Checks ECDIS Checks VARs Data Flow Within IC-ENC Archive

10 ISO 9001:2000 Certification upgraded 18 December 2002

11 Data on 23rd July 2004

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14 Cells and Units Cell sizes vary. Could lead to differential pricing. Mariner is familiar and happy with the “Paper Chart” in terms of: –Coverage –Value for money IC-ENC therefore groups cells into paper chart equivalent Units.

15 Pricing IC-ENC is operated on a “not for profit” basis. Operational costs are funded through a deferred cost recovery mechanism. IC-ENC retains a fixed amount for each ENC unit that it sells to its VARs. This fee is capped at $5, so an HO that sets a wholesale price of $12 will receive $7 for each sale that a VAR makes.

16 VAR Status 6 VARs now appointed: –UKHO (Admiralty) (July ’02) –C-Map (May ’03) –7Cs (Chartworld) (June ’03) –Transas (June ’04) –NHS (PRIMAR-Stavanger) (June ’04) –Kelvin Hughes (July ’04)

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