Presentation on theme: "HYDROGRAPHIC COMMITTEE ON ANTARCTICA (HCA) SURVEY PROGRAMME WORKING GROUP PROGRESS REPORT 2007 HCA7-8A."— Presentation transcript:
HYDROGRAPHIC COMMITTEE ON ANTARCTICA (HCA) SURVEY PROGRAMME WORKING GROUP PROGRESS REPORT 2007 HCA7-8A
Objectives HCA Survey Programme Working Group, established in 2004 has the objectives: To establish cooperation and collaboration between hydrographic organizations and scientific institutions in hydrographic surveying in Antarctica
HCA Survey Programme Working Group Members: Australia Chile Germany Greece South Africa UK (Chair) COMNAP IAATO
Fully endorsed scheme of main and branch corridors Input received from member states, IAATO, COMNAP, scientific institutions and Navies Structured survey plan for MSRs identified through usage and existing survey coverage (S-55), subject to review to meet evolving requirements Understanding of SOLAS responsibilities What have we got? Maritime Shipping Routes (MSR)
What next? Limited progress in past year – lack of resource Now need to produce document highlighting HCA surveying plans and charting expectations ie produce HCA7-8B Now need to prepare paper to stress need for accurate charting and modern survey coverage, to ensure reliable and confident navigation for existing and future vessel movements Incorporate document and paper above in presentation to ATCM XXXI in 2008 Maximize opportunity of 7 th HCA meeting to update the following tables to inform presentation to ATCM
HCA Survey Short List - Main corridors, branch corridors and approaches MSR = Maritime Shipping Route. The figures / letters in this column are shown on the MSR diagram which is on the following page. CategoryUsageCategoryCurrent survey status AFrequentAAdequately surveyed BRegularBRequires re-survey at larger scale or to S-44 standard CInfrequentCHas not been systematically surveyed/ unsurveyed
MSRNameUsage category Survey category Notes and INT chart coverage. Published and proposed. 4Gerlache StraitAA + C20% surveyed. INT 9156 & 9157 17South Shetlands MSR ACINT 9151 18Elephant Island MSR A+CCINT 9150 19Elephant Island to KGI ACINT 9150, INT 9151 20Deception Is to Brabant Island ACINT 9120, INT 9155, 9156, 9157 HCA Survey Short List - Main corridors, branch corridors and approaches MSR = Maritime Shipping Route. The figures / letters in this column are shown on the MSR diagram which is on the following page.
MSRNameUsage category Survey category Notes and INT chart coverage. Published and proposed. CPaulet IslandAA + C50% surveyed, remaining area top of UKHO priority. INT 9112 DBrown Bluff and Fridtjof Sound ACINT 9154 MMelchior Islands and approaches A+CCINT 9157 NErrera ChannelACIncludes Cuverville Is, Danco Is and Ronge Is. INT 9103 OAndvord BayACIncludes Neko Harbour. INT 9103 PParadise HarbourACAlmirante Station and Waterboat Point. INT 9104 QNeumayer Channel and Port Lockroy AA + C70% surveyed, North Neumayer Channel to finish INT 9158 & 9104 AeMcFarlane StraitAA + CHalf Moon Is cat A, Yankee Harbour cat B, rest cat C. INT 9121 & 9112 AmPoint WildACINT 9150 MawsonCCAUS600 Commonwealth BayCCAUS603 Davis to Larsemann Hills CCNo chart coverage except at small scale. Sandjeford Bay to Cape Rundingen – AUS452 scale 1:500,000
Beyond 7 th HCA? Survey Programme Working Group Chair to incorporate outcomes of 7 th HCA review of progress and circulate to members Prepare presentation to ATCM XXXI Continue the valuable cooperation and coordination between hydrographic offices and other parties operating in Antarctica
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