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OceanWise welcomes representatives from the Oman National Hydrographic team to Alton

Images: Above left OceanWise Managing Director Mike Osborne with Fatma and Nuha from the Oman National Hydrographic Office at the OceanWise office. Above right: Hydrographic Data Analysis being undertaken in Oman, source: AlWatan Newspaper

In June we welcomed two representatives from the Oman National Hydrographic Office to Alton, both of whom are currently undertaking their Masters Degree (MSC) in GIS in the UK and wanted to spend time with the OceanWise team to gain an understanding of how we support the development and implementation of a Marine Spatial Data Infrastructure (MSDI).

The Omani Hydrographic office and the Directorate of Hydrography “is concerned in enhancing the safety of maritime navigation through cooperation with the government authorities and organizations and committees of same concern internally, regionally and internationally.”

This recent visit follows two training workshops on Data Management and Marine Spatial Data Infrastructure (MSDI) which we delivered to the Royal Navy of Oman (RNO) and the Oman National Hydrographic Office (ONHO) in 2013. The workshops examined the development, role and contribution of marine data to the Oman National SDI programme which was being developed. Decision makers from the ONHO, RNO, National Survey Authorities (NSA), Public Authority for Climatic Affairs (PACA), National Centre for Spatial Infrastructure (NCSI) and Department of Environment attended the courses providing a broad perspective on shared working and co-operation. See full news item here

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For a free copy of white paper on MSDI – please email info@oceanwise.eu.

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