World Hydrography Day, 07 May 2013 10:25

‘Hydrography - Underpinning the Blue Economy’ is the theme chosen by the International Hydrographic Organization for this year’s UN World Hydrography Day on 21 June. Mindful that the seas and oceans occupy 71% of the world’s surface area, the Monaco based inter-governmental agency points out that the so called global blue economy extends far beyond traditional core maritime activities of fishing, commercial and passenger shipping. Other activities with a call on hydrographic expertise typically involve disciplines such as aquaculture, cables and pipelines, coastal zone management, defence and security, energy and minerals, ocean science and observation, telecommunications, offshore platforms, weather and climate science.

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