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You are invited attend to the UK Hydrographic Office’s free ‘ADMIRALTY A Future with ECDIS’ seminar, designed to help you achieve the full benefits of ECDIS and associated equipment, whilst remaining compliant. The seminars take place each day on 27 and 28 March at 14:00 in the main hall.
Led by Tom Mellor, the technical seminar will concentrate on maritime cyber security issues, latest developments in ECDIS technology and preventative equipment maintenance. You will also be encouraged to raise your own issues and challenges to seek solutions throughout the session. The seminar will benefit any person involved in the shipping industry, including managers, owners, ship personnel, regulators and auditors. An interpreter will be assisting Tom Mellor with translating the seminar for your convenience.
The key topics are:
› Cyber security - risk assessments, insurance, crew training
› Connected ECDIS - back of bridge developments, S-mode, HD ENCs
› Maritime connectivity - satellite communications, Big Data
› Software and hardware maintenance - IHO updates, regulatory compliance.
The UK Hydrographic Office is a leading centre for hydrography, providing marine geospatial data to inform maritime decisions. We work with a wide range of data suppliers and partners to support maritime navigation, safety, security and marine development around the UK and worldwide.
We make location-based information available through ADMIRALTY Maritime Data Solutions, our world-leading range of charts, publications and custom data sets. Our use of marine data and technology, combined with our expertise, and spirit of innovation, ensures that we remain leaders in this field.
Tom Mellor 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 Maritime Data Solutions in their applications. He is also heavily involved with the development and maintenance of the 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 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 compiler in 2003.