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United Kingdom Hydrographic Office – Living with ECDIS

8 June 2016 @ 15:30 - 17:30


This free seminar from the United Kingdom Hydrographic Office focuses on the role software standards have in compliance and optimising digital navigation. It will cover the ongoing requirements following on from implementation and focuses on what needs to be done to ensure the navigational benefits of ECDIS are achieved.

Who should attend
This seminar is for shipping companies who have already implemented ECDIS. The audience who will benefit the most will be those in the passenger ship, tanker and over 50,000 GT cargo vessel markets.

Key Topics
› ECDIS Maintenance
– Importance of software maintenance – case studies
– Recent changes and benefit to mariners
– Shipping company legal requirements including ISM

› ECDIS Management
– Need for practical procedures and policies – case studies
– ADMIRALTY support publications
– Shipping company requirements
› Chart Management
– Coverage and quality assurance
– Chart maintenance and integrated data
– ISM requirements

› Legal Requirements
– Latest ECDIS regulations
– Internal Audits plus Port State control and
– Vetting inspections
– Responsibilities of the Ship Owner/Manager

Tom Mellor will present the seminar. Tom is the Head of OEM Technical Support and Digital Standards at the UKHO. He is responsible for the UKHO technical programme, providing consultancy to ECDIS OEMs and third party developers who use ADMIRALTY Nautical Products & Services in their applications.

He is also heavily involved with the development and maintenance of International Hydrographic Organization (IHO) and International Electrotechnical Commission (IEC) standards. In addition to this, Tom is the Chairman of the IHO Electronic Navigational Chart Working Group (ENC WG), leading on all aspects of ENC and ECDIS standards.

Tom has a vast amount of expertise’s and knowledge of emerging IHO standards S-100 and S-101, and took responsibility for drafting the first product specification of S-101. After a three year period working offshore in the oil and gas sector he came back on land and joined the UKHO as an ENC complier in 2003.


8 June 2016
15:30 - 17:30
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United Kingdom Hydrographic Office
+44(0)1823 337900


Posidonia Seminar Room 3
Athens International Airport “Eleftherios Venizelos”
Athens, Spata 19019 Greece
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