Free seminars in Vancouver and Houston to support ongoing ECDIS compliance
The United Kingdom Hydrographic Office (UKHO) will offer its free ‘Living with ECDIS’ seminars in Vancouver, Canada
on Tuesday, November 29 and in Houston, U.S. on Thursday, December 1.
Following on from the latest ECDIS usage figures, published earlier this year by the UKHO, which revealed that 59 percent of the global SOLAS fleet is now ECDIS-ready, the UKHO’s seminar is designed to ensure that the navigational benefits of ECDIS are achieved in an efficient and compliant manner.
Living with ECDIS requires ship owners, operators, managers and bridge officers to be constantly aware of changes in legal requirements, compliance and maintenance issues surrounding the adoption and ongoing management of ECDIS. The seminar will cover all of these issues and include guidance for delegates on the latest IHO ECDIS Standards and how this affects the ECDIS user experience.
‘Living with ECDIS’ will be held between 10:30 a.m. and 1 p.m. on Tuesday, November 29 at the Pinnacle Hotel Vancouver Harbourfront. The Houston seminar will be held between the same times on Thursday, December 1 at the Hyatt Regency Hotel.
The seminars will be presented by Tom Mellor, the UKHO’s Head of Original Equipment Manufacturer (OEM) Support and Digital Standards, and also the Chairman of the IHO’s ENC Working Group.
“The majority of the global SOLAS fleet is now ‘ECDIS ready’ but the process of ensuring ongoing compliance and, fundamentally, safe navigation, doesn’t stop with installation,” Mellor said.
“The UKHO is pleased to be able to provide attendees of our ECDIS Seminars in Vancouver and Houston with the opportunity to learn how to remain compliant and enjoy the full navigational benefits of ECDIS.”