Scope

With reference to NSHC conclusion 28, and actions 3/2010, 1/2012 and 8/2016, and considering the need to monitor the implementation of the North Sea Hydrographic Commission’s Member States re-survey plans, the North Sea Hydrographic Commission has established the NSHC Resurvey Working Group (RWG) with the following terms of Reference and Rules of Procedure.

 

The geographic scope of the RWG is the entire area of the North Sea Hydrographic Commission. The RWG should give due consideration to the Dover Strait / Pas-de-Calais, defined by the areas of the Traffic Separation Scheme (TSS) “North Hinder South” and adjoining TSS “In the Strait of Dover and Adjacent Waters” as adopted by the International Maritime Organization (IMO) and published in the IMO “Ship’s Routeing”. The RWG will give special attention to the routes selected for deep draught vessels passing through the Dover Strait/Pas-de-Calais, published in the IMO “Ship’s Routeing”.

 

1.  Terms of Reference

The NSHC Resurvey Working Group is tasked for the entire S23 area (North Sea, Skagerrak, Channel Islands and Lands’ End to Brest) of the North Sea Hydrographic Commission excluding ports. The NSHC Resurvey Working Group pays particular interest to re-survey areas and areas of mutual interest.

1.1 To maintain and develop the North Sea Resurvey Scheme and present it on the internet.

1.2 To maintain a resurvey metadata database where applicable.

1.3 To follow up the implementation of the Resurvey Scheme.

1.4 To identify possible problems and propose solutions or workarounds to them.

1.5 To specify and propose updates and changes to the Resurvey Scheme.

1.6 To liaise with national Maritime Administrations and other relevant organisations and groups regarding the North Sea Resurvey Scheme.

1.7 To monitor and report on the development of aerial and satellite bathymetry.

1.8 To report to the NSHC at the conferences, and whenever found necessary.

 

1.9 To promote that the responsibility for surveying is shared between the Member States.

1.10 To note the Member States reports on survey activities in that area, and comment on those survey activities.

1.11 To monitor that Member States prioritize the deployment of hydrographic survey capacity to the routes selected for deep draught vessels, and report concerns, if any, to the NSHC.

1.12 To share data, information and knowledge on dynamic behaviour of the sea floor.

1.13 To share up-to-date Technical Hydrographic Instructions between Member States and to make them available on the NSHC website.

1.14 To consider Alternate Surveying Methods

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Welcome and Opening Formalities Welcome from Chair and introductions Introduction of all attendants. Chair thanked DK for hosting. Attendees BE: Johan Verstraeten DE: Bernd Vahernkamp DK: Lars Hansen NL: John Loog SE: Ulf Olsson UK: Phil Payne (Chair), Hannah Doddrell … read more

Minutes of the 8th NSHC Resurvey Working Group at St. Mandé, Paris, 18-19th September 2018
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INSPIRE portal and MEDIN Bathymetry Data Archive Centre of UKHO
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HMS BELFAST, London, 7th– 8th November 2017   Participants: Mrs. Virginie Debuck (BEHO) Mr. Bernd Vahrenkamp (BSH) Mr. Jesper Vedel and Mr. Lars Hensen (DKHO) Mr. Vincent Lamarre (SHOM) Mr. John Loog (chairman) (minutes) (NLHO) Mr. Thomas Warren-Locke (chairman) Mr. … read more

6th Meeting of the NSHC Re-survey Working Group
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Harmonisation of the resurvey schemes
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latest update: NLHO shows the update of their re-survey scheme at the 5th WG meeting 2015 in Plymouth. The aim is to have the entire EEZ of the Netherlands seafloor fully covered. The yearly prognosed number of survey days were … read more

North Sea Bathymetric Database
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latest Update: to realise a basic full coverage for the North Sea, the gaps in the model were filled with gridded information from the MS, provided for European Networks. Future releases will replace this parts with latest high-resolution bathymetric information. … read more

Dover Strait Survey Strategy Agreement
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Annex B to report to NSHC32 of the Resurvey Working Group “The future of the Dover Strait Survey Strategy Agreement”   In its meeting in Amsterdam in 2014, NSHC released Conclusion 111: “The Dover Strait Survey Strategy WG (DSSS WG) … read more

Common risk-assessment framework for the North Sea
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Paper for the 5th meeting of the NSHC Resurvey Working Group, Plymouth, UK, 18 September 2015 Steps towards a common risk assessment framework for the North Sea Leendert Dorst, NL, 19 August 2015   In its meeting in Amsterdam in … read more