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How we've updated ADMIRALTY Information Overlay V2 | News | ADMIRALTY we've updated ADMIRALTY Information Overlay V2 | News | ADMIRALTY2018-09-12T23:00:00ZHow we’ve updated ADMIRALTY Information Overlay V2<p>Available to all AVCS users at no extra cost, the ADMIRALTY Information Overlay (AIO) is designed to help you at the crucial passage planning stage.<br></p><p>Displayed as a layer on top of ENCs, the data set contains additional navigationally significant information including Temporary & Preliminary Notices to Mariners (T&P NMs) and ENC Preliminary Notices to Mariners (EP NMs).<br></p><p>For greater clarity during passage planning, we've made some changes to AIO to improve the way in which information is displayed. <br></p><p><br></p><h2 class="admiraltyElement-H2">So how has AIO changed?<br></h2><p class="admiraltyElement-P">Previously, AIO contained all paper T&P NMs issued. However, this could sometimes result in duplication where the producer country had already included this information in the ENC themselves as an update or new edition.<br></p><p class="admiraltyElement-P">In AIO V2, T&P NMs are now only shown if temporary information is not already included in the ENC. You can find out which countries included T&P NMs in their ENCs by viewing our <a href="/AdmiraltyDownloadMedia/AVCS/ENC-TandP-NM-Status.pdf">T&P NMs status list. </a><br></p><p>In addition, AIO will no longer include temporary information that is only relevant to paper chart users where information is already included within the ENC. This means that digital users will only see the information relevant to them for simplicity during passage planning.<br></p><p><br></p><h2 class="admiraltyElement-H2">Will this be displayed differently on ECDIS?</h2><p class="admiraltyElement-P">Over the years, changes have been made to ENC and ECDIS standards, including updates to the IHO's S-52 Presentation Library. In Version 4.0, countries can now code their ENCs to display a 'd' symbol to indicate date dependent temporary information.<br></p><p class="admiraltyElement-P">These symbols will be displayed on the ENC during route checking if the producer country encodes the information with a start or end date.<br></p><p class="admiraltyElement-P">Other T&P NMs providing additional information that is not already included in the ENC will be displayed using coloured polygons within AIO.<br></p><p class="admiraltyElement-P"><br></p><p class="admiraltyElement-P"><img src="/News-/PublishingImages/Pages/How-we%27ve-updated-ADMIRALTY-Information-Overlay-V2/AIO%20Date%20depending%20info.PNG" alt="AIO Date depending info.PNG" style="margin:5px;" /><br></p><p class="admiraltyElement-P" style="text-align:center;">ENC showing date dependent information<br></p><p class="admiraltyElement-P" style="text-align:center;"><br></p><h2 class="admiraltyElement-H2">How will I be able to show T&P NMs to compliance inspectors?<br></h2><p class="admiraltyElement-P">Audit and compliance inspections require you to show that you are working with the latest ENC updates for your passage plan. The inspector will therefore check that you have the latest updates installed on ECDIS and that your procedures extract all relevant information from them, including temporary information.<br></p><p class="admiraltyElement-P">Where the producer country has included temporary information in the ENC, this will be assessed using usual route check procedures. Therefore any temporary information which is not included in the ENC will be provided and displayed through AIO, as long as there is an ADMIRALTY T&P.<br></p><p class="admiraltyElement-P">To help explain this to compliance inspectors, we have summarised this in a letter that can be downloaded below.<br></p><p class="admiraltyElement-P"><br></p><h2 class="admiraltyElement-H2">Where can I find more information?<br></h2><p class="admiraltyElement-P">We've put together some additional guidance documents on AIO V2 to help:<br></p><p class="admiraltyElement-P"><a href="/AdmiraltyDownloadMedia/AVCS/AIO%20-%20User%20Guide.pdf">AIO V2 User Guide</a>  <span class="admiraltyStyle-pdf"></span><br></p><p class="admiraltyElement-P"><a href="/AdmiraltyDownloadMedia/AVCS/AIO%20V2%20-%20UKHO%20letter%20for%20inspectors.pdf">Letter to Compliance Inspectors</a>  <span class="admiraltyStyle-pdf"></span><br></p>
How 'blue data' is unlocking economic growth | News | ADMIRALTY 'blue data' is unlocking economic growth | News | ADMIRALTY2019-04-04T23:00:00ZHow 'blue data' is unlocking economic growth<p>Recent years have seen a transformation of maritime navigation as we know it, driven by new and innovative advances in technology. Today, navigation is primarily digital and we're maintaining our ADMIRALTY portfolio in smarter, data-driven ways to meet the evolving needs of the mariner.<br></p><p>Now technological advances are transforming the wider maritime industry, helping to grow what has come to be known as the 'blue economy'. </p><p> </p><h2 class="admiraltyElement-H2">What is the blue economy?</h2><p>The blue economy refers to all ocean-related activities that drive economic growth. By 2030, this is estimated to be worth a staggering $3.2 trillion. </p><p>Globally, maritime commerce and trade activities alone are estimated to be worth £825 billion – and this is only expected to grow thanks to developments in smart technology, such as autonomous vessels and e-navigation. Elsewhere, the extraction and use of our ocean resources contributes £871 billion to the blue economy, with significant growth in renewable energy such as offshore wind and tidal energy.</p><p>But with growing pressures on our oceans to meet the ever-growing needs of the world, we have a responsibility to make use of our oceans in a safe and sustainable way. Key to this is access to comprehensive, up-to-date marine geospatial data – or what we call 'blue' data.</p><p> <br></p><h2 class="admiraltyElement-H2">Unlocking the potential of the blue economy</h2><p>At the UKHO we hold a wealth of blue data. In addition to the navigational information made available through our world-leading ADMIRALTY portfolio, we hold wide-ranging data sets – from terabytes of bathymetric data about the nature of the seabed, to over 1 million tidal constants.</p><p>This data has the potential to inform a much wider range of decisions that can unlock the full potential of the blue economy. And we're expanding the ways in which we deliver this data to users, so that critical decisions can be made in the rapidly-developing maritime sphere.</p><br> <p> <img src="/SiteCollectionImages/NewsArticleImages/ME_UKHO_01[12].jpg" alt="" style="margin:5px;" /> <br> </p><h2 class="admiraltyElement-H2">Delivering value through our data<br></h2><p>Last year saw the launch of our UK Tidal API (Application Programming Interface), which put our vast database of tidal information into the hands of software developers. Offering access to data from the UK's largest network of tidal stations, this API is enabling developers to easily build this information into their own apps, whether public-facing or for business use.</p><p>More recently, we've been expanding the range of data sets made available through our ADMIRALTY Marine Data Portal. Through the portal, users can not only access data on bathymetry, maritime limits and ship's routeing, but also information on the positions of wind farms and wrecks within the UK's Exclusive Economic Zone.</p><p>This blue data has the potential to be used for a wide range of applications, by furthering our knowledge of the marine environment from seabed to surface. </p><p>It is key to informing decisions around infrastructure development, which can have a radical impact on global trade and tourism. It can help us to better manage our precious marine resources – from fish stocks to offshore and subsea energy sources. And, more critically, it is the foundation for protecting and restoring habitats in the marine environment, and for building resilience against natural disasters and climate change.</p><p> <strong> </strong></p> <br> <h2 class="admiraltyElement-H2">The future of the blue economy</h2><p>We've seen how advances in exploration and scientific techniques have revealed far more about the world's oceans that previously thought possible. But we still have much to learn. We want to be at the forefront of this discovery, so that we can support sustainable growth in new markets.</p><p>By growing our network of data suppliers and by making a wider range of data sets available to users, we want to deliver real value to our customers to contribute towards a thriving and resilient blue economy for generations to come.</p><p>Together with our partners, we are unlocking a deeper understanding of the world's oceans, for safe navigation, for the marine economy, and for the future of our planet. <br></p><p> <br> </p><h4 class="admiraltyElement-H4">This blog was written by Cathrine Armour, Director of Customer at the UK Hydrographic Office.<br></h4>


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