IHO requests feedback on S-44

1 June 2011

The current edition of S-44 'IHO Standards for Hydrographic Surveys' was adopted in February 2008.  A copy can be downloaded free-of-charge from the IHO website.

Stakeholder feedback is now required to determine whether S-44 requires review or revision, as well as any need to include new or additional material that reflects contemporary or emerging requirements. This feedback can then be considered by the IHO Standards and Services Committee (HSSC) that next meets in November 2011. If there is a requirement, the HSSC will re-convene its S-44 Working Group to carry out the revision process.

In the case of S-44, the International Federation of Hydrographic Societies and its member Hydrographic Societies contain a significant proportion of S-44 users and stakeholders in their ranks.  As a consequence IHO, is seeking assistance from those societies and their members to obtain feedback on S-44.

IHO is looking for feedback under the following broad headings:

Input is requested as soon as soon as possible, and should be sent to the Secretariat of the IHO at the International Hydrographic Bureau in Monaco info@ihb.mc. Submissions need to reach the IHB before the beginning of September if they are to be considered by the HSSC.

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