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.
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
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.