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World Hydrography Day 21 June 2016

Today is World Hydrography Day, an annual event taking place on the 21st June each year. The event is an opportunity to increase public awareness of the vital role that hydrography plays in everyone’s life. The theme for this year’s World Hydrography Day, which is also the 95th anniversary of the establishment of the International Hydrographic Organization (IHO), is: “Hydrography- the key to well-managed seas and waterways”.

World Hydrography Day

This theme aims to bring to the wider communities’ attention the importance of hydrography and how our knowledge of the shape, nature and depth of the seabed is a fundamental requirement for the safe, sustainable and cost effective use of the world’s seas, oceans and waterways. This knowledge not only supports the safety of navigation, but also a wide range of other economic activities and the protection of the marine environment.

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