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1 International Hydrographic Organization Structure and Decision-Making Processes

2 Inter-governmental Organisation Inter-governmental Organisation Established 1921 Established 1921 Host Nation (depository) - Monaco Host Nation (depository) - Monaco 80 Member States 80 Member States Secretariat (President, 2 Directors, 18 Staff) Secretariat (President, 2 Directors, 18 Staff) Committees and Working Groups (M/S) Committees and Working Groups (M/S)

3 Member States ALGERIA ARGENTINA AUSTRALIA BAHRAIN BANGLADESH BELGIUM BRAZIL CANADA CHILE CHINA COLOMBIA CROATIA CUBA CYPRUS DEMOCRATIC PEOPLE'S REPUBLIC OF KOREA DEMOCRATIC REPUBLIC OF CONGO DENMARK DOMINICAN REPUBLIC ECUADOR EGYPT ESTONIA FIJI FINLAND FRANCE GERMANY GREECE GUATEMALA ICELAND INDIA INDONESIA IRAN IRELAND ITALY JAMAICA JAPAN KUWAIT LATVIA MALAYSIA MAURITIUS MEXICO MONACO MOROCCO MOZAMBIQUE MYANMAR NETHERLANDS NEW ZEALAND NIGERIA NORWAY OMAN PAKISTAN PAPUA NEW GUINEA PERU PHILIPPINES POLAND PORTUGAL QATAR REPUBLIC OF KOREA REPUBLIC OF SLOVENIA REPUBLIC OF SOUTH AFRICA ROMANIA RUSSIAN FEDERATION SAUDIA ARABIA SERBIA SINGAPORE SLOVENIA SOUTH AFRICA SPAIN SRI LANKA SURINAME SWEDEN SYRIAN ARAB REPUBLIC THAILAND TONGA TRINIDAD AND TOBAGO TUNISIA TURKEY UKRAINE UNITED ARAB EMIRATES UNITED KINGDOM OF GREAT BRITAIN AND NORTHERN IRELAND UNITED STATES OF AMERICA URUGUAY VENEZUELA

4 ORGANISATION International Hydrographic Conference 13 Regional Hydrographic Commissions SPWG Finance Capacity Building Tides Survey Standards Hydrographic Dictionary IHO-FIG Standards for Surveyors …… SPWGWENDCHRIS CHRIS - Committee on Hydrographic Requirements for Information Systems every 5 years annually as required DPSWG C&SMWGTSMAD CSPCWGSNPWG SubWGs HCIWWWGMSDIWG

5 TIDES Dictionary Manual on Hydrography et cetera ABLOS HGE HGMIO ORGANISATION International Hydrographic Conference IRCC Inter-regional coordination Committee HSSC Hydrographic Services and Standards Committee DPSWG C&SMWGTSMAD CSPCWGSNPWG HCIWWWGMSDIWG RHCs & HCA CPRNW IAB Capacity Building Program 1 January 2009

6 Hierarchy International Hydrographic Conference ( - IHO Work programme, Budget) CHRIS ( HSSC ) CHRIS ( HSSC ) ( - CHRIS Work programme) Working Groups Working Groups [Sub Working Groups] [Sub Working Groups]

7 Roles CHRIS (HSSC) is the IHO Technical Steering Committee CHRIS (HSSC) is the IHO Technical Steering Committeethat monitors technical developments and requirements monitors technical developments and requirements sets and monitors technical work programme sets and monitors technical work programme considers proposals considers proposals assesses priorities and resources assesses priorities and resources recommends technical solutions to IHO recommends technical solutions to IHO seeks approvals as required seeks approvals as required

8 Roles WGs carry out CHRIS work items and produce or contribute to - standards - guidelines - technical solutions ….. as required WGs carry out CHRIS work items and produce or contribute to - standards - guidelines - technical solutions ….. as required

9 IHO Participation M/S represented by official government delegates M/S represented by official government delegates NGIOs speak for non-government interests and can participate as observers NGIOs speak for non-government interests and can participate as observers Technical WGs may invite technical experts to participate as observers Technical WGs may invite technical experts to participate as observers

10 Decision Making IHO decisions are made by consulting ALL IHO M/S IHO decisions are made by consulting ALL IHO M/S Committees and WGs only make recommendations – so consensus is required Committees and WGs only make recommendations – so consensus is required IHO Voting represents a government position IHO Voting represents a government position Majorities vary according to subject: Majorities vary according to subject: 2 / 3 of all M/S 2 / 3 of all M/S simple majority of all MSsimple majority of all MS for Technical Matters: at least 38 M/S must vote affirmative for Technical Matters: at least 38 M/S must vote affirmative

11 So…..let us begin ……….

12 International Hydrographic Organization Structure and Decision-Making Processes


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