The third CHART Project Alumni Seminar, organised by the International Hydrographic Organization (IHO), under the auspices of the Nippon Foundation, took place in London from 25 to 27 October 2023.
The seminar was attended by participants from national hydrographic offices who have already attained the status of CAT B Nautical Cartographer, the level of competence highly desirable to hydrographic offices worldwide. Among numerous activities (strategy and development of Capacity Building Programme, CHART Project, cooperation with the Nippon Foundation, and network cooperation between all participants in the future), special attention should be given to presentations of participants on their work in their national HOs. Working together with participants from different “ALUMNI“ years and through joint presentation (on the topic “Other purposes of using ENCs and paper charts and their distribution to the public“), the participants were given the possibility of teamwork with their colleagues from other HOs. They used this opportunity to discuss working methods of their national HOs, as well as challenges they face in daily work. The HHI was represented by its staff member Mr Ante Kolić, who was selected by the IHO.