ISLAMABAD – Pakistan Navy has noticed World Hydrography Day with enthusiasm and with an purpose to create consciousness concerning the significance of Hydrogra­phy and its function in direction of blue econo­my and general nationwide progress.

Yearly on 21 June, World Hy­drography Day is well known the world over, below the auspices of In­ternational Hydrographic Organ­ization, to attract worldwide atten­tion in direction of the significance of Hydrography and to understand the work finished on this essential area in assist of secure navigation at open seas, ports and different protected ma­rine areas across the globe, accord­ing to a press launch acquired right here on Sunday. The theme chosen for this yr was “Hydrography – en­abling autonomous technologies” which highlights the numerous function of Hydrography for optimizing use of autonomous applied sciences in hy­drographic processes. Autonomous platforms similar to Autonomous Sur­face Automobiles (ASV) and Unmanned Aerial Automobiles (UAV) outfitted with Laser-based Hydrography sys­tems can be utilized to conduct excessive decision and autonomous Hydro­graphic Surveys.

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Pakistan is blessed with over 1000 Kms of shoreline and an space of round 290,000 Sq Km at sea. Greater than 90% of Pakistan’s commerce by the quantity and 70per­cent by worth is carried out by Arabian Sea. As per Conventions on Legislation of the Sea (UNCLOS) and Security of Life at Sea (SOLAS), Paki­stan like different coastal states, is re­sponsible for finishing up hydro­graphic surveys and manufacturing of nautical charts/ maps to offer correct info to the mari­ners for secure sea passage. On this re­gard, Pakistan Navy Hydrographic Division is aptly fulfilling this worldwide obligation, to make sure availability of up to date info for mariners who traverse by the busy transport lanes alongside Paki­stan’s coast around the yr.

Pakistan Navy stays abreast with fashionable developments in Hydro­graphic Surveys and has just lately inducted a brand new survey vessel PNS BEHR MASAH in its stock. The ship is supplied with cutting-edge hydrographic, bodily ocean­ographic and geophysical survey tools. Pakistan Navy Hydro­graphic Division can also be utiliz­ing among the autonomous tech­nologies to boost identification of underwater objects

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Pakistan Navy, being the only professional­prietor of Nationwide Hydrograph­ic area of the nation, observes the day with zeal and enthusiasm. Quite a few actions had been organized all year long together with consciousness occasions, Lectures & Sem­inars, Marine analysis actions on significance of the day in addition to Social Media Campaigns. Amidst the continuing disaster of COVID-19 ac­tivities, whereas avoiding/ involving social gatherings, the efforts have now been targeted on show of banners, distribution of pamphlets, publications of articles and telecast of occasion particular documentaries.