Visit from the French Naval Academy delegation

On 7 June 2016, Hydrographic Institute of the Republic of Croatia received a visit from the French Naval Academy delegation led by its president Henri Legoherel. The visit was organized by Ambassador of the French Republic to the Republic of Croatia Michèle Boccoz, and the military attaché Colonel Laurent Vonderscher.

The objective of this visit was to intensify cooperation between France and Croatia, as members of the French Naval Academy, on account of their experience and acquaintance network, may be excellent promoters of French-Croatian relations.

Members of the French Naval Academy at their own wish visited Museum of Hydrography and Cartographic Department of the Hydrographic Institute. In a nice atmosphere, Acting Director Nenad Leder and Head of Cartograhic Department Pejo Bročić briefed them about the past and present of the hydrographic activity on Eastern Adriatic.

On the release of the hundredth ENC cell

Hydrographic Institute of the Republic of Croatia (HHI) has made a significant contribution to the advancement of hydrographic-navigational elements of the safety of navigation by releasing Croatian electronic navigational charts (ENC) and making them available to end users on ships and to maritime administrations worldwide.

Nine years ago HHI released its first ENC cell (July 2007). This event is far more significant for the development of modern cartography, hydrography and safety of navigation than the mere fact that an era of systematic digitization of nautical charts started at that time in Croatia. This was a big challenge in technological, organizational and financial terms which HHI had to deal with in a limited period of time due to ENC/ECDIS carriage requirements introduced for certain types and sizes of ships. As HHI currently ensures almost complete coverage of its area of responsibility for charting (93%), it can be said that we have reached high international standards in this segment of navigational safety, thus ranking among the most advanced and renowned national hydrographic offices in the world.

Today, less than ten years from the first ENC cell, we are proud to announce the release on 9 March 2016 of the hundredth ENC cell for Croatian part of the Adriatic Sea. The hundredth ENC cell with unique identifier HR600M04 shows ACI Marina Umag.

HHI as leader in activities to improve hydrographic-navigational segment of the safety of navigation, continues to produce and release new ENCs according to established priorities. Currently in preparation are the following ENC cells: HR40512A – Kornat-Murter, HR40535B – Starogradski zaljev, HR50512B – Murterski kanal – SE part, as well as several ENC cells of other ACI marinas.

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Hrvatski hidrografski institut je 2013. godine aplicirao na "EuropeAid/134665/L/ACT/ME 3rd Call for Proposals cross-Border Programme Croatia-Montenegro 2007-2013." IPA projekt pod nazivom “Cross border joint research and awareness raising action in detecting environmental conditions. Establishing higher safety and protection measures of maritime domain parts (emphasis on coast) of Croatia and Montenegro – CoRE“. Dana 04.05.2015. HHi je dobio obavijest od "Agencije za regionalni razvoj RH" (Ugovorno tijelo) da je nadležno tijelo EU predložilo da je Projekt CORE kvalitetan i da se može ići u proces ugovaranja do maksimalnog iznosa bespovratnih sredstava za HHI od 263.505, 87 EUR. Projekt „CoRE“ je EU/IPA projekt iz komponente II (Prekogranična suradnja), Mjera 1.1. (Zajedničke mjere za zaštitu okoliša, prirode i kulturne baštine). Hrvatski partneri u projektu su: Hrvatski Hidrografski institut kao Funkcionalni vodeći partner i drugi hrvatski partner Sveučilište u Dubrovniku - Institut za more i priobalje. Crnogorski partneri u projektu: Zavod za hidrometeorologiju i seizmologiju Crne Gore kao vodeći crnogorski partner i drugi crnogorski partner javno poduzeće „Morsko dobro“. Ukupna vrijednost projekta „CoRE“ je 536.065,97 €....

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