Attendees at the UKHO Evening Reception

At the beginning of May, several representatives from UK Hydrographic Office (UKHO) attended the 3rd Session of the IHO Assembly in Monaco. The Assembly is formed by the representatives of the IHO’s 98 Member States and meets every three years to provide strategic guidance on the functioning and work of the organisation.

The Assembly is an important venue for international hydrographic collaboration, and the week provided us with the opportunity to engage and collaborate with our peers and colleagues from around the world.

A royal welcome

The focal point of our week at the Assembly was our stand in the exhibition hall. On the stand, we had several experts on hand from our partnering and engagement teams, as well as technical experts and members of UKHO’s leadership team. UKHO representatives were on hand to discuss the sharing and management of hydrographic data, including our involvement in the development and implementation of S-100 standards.

The stand also featured an interactive demo of our digital twin, providing a virtual model of Southampton and Portsmouth with dynamic data feeds such as AIS data, tidal heights, weather data and more. These data feeds allow the model to accurately replicate conditions in real time and simulate a range of scenarios. These digital twins will support innovation across the maritime industry and help pave the way for emerging autonomous technologies.

The technology on display was so popular that even Albert II, Prince of Monaco, stopped by to give it a try.

To read more on the UKHO’s time at the IHO Assembly click here.

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