Southern African and Islands Hydrographic Commission (SAIHC)

Commission hydrographique de
l´Afrique et des îles australes (CHAIA)

Chair: Captain Abri KAMPFER (South Africa)
Vice-Chair: RAdm Tim Lowe (UK)
Président: Capitaine de vaisseau Abri KAMPFER (Afrique du Sud).
Vice-Président: Contre-Amiral Tim Lowe  (UK)
Members: France, Mauritius, Mozambique, Norway, Republic of South Africa, UK. Membres: Afrique du Sud, France, Maurice, Mozambique, Norvège, RU.
Associate Members: Angola, Comores, Kenya, Madagascar, Malawi, Namibia, Portugal, Seychelles, Tanzania. Membres associés : Angola, Comores, Kenya, Madagascar, Malawi, Namibie, Portugal, Seychelles, Tanzanie.
IHB Representatives:
Secretary General Robert WARD
Assistant Director Anthony PHARAOH
Représentants du BHI:
Secrétaire général Robert WARD
Adjoint au Directeur Anthony PHARAOH
Brief History

The Southern African and Islands Hydrographic Commission (SAIHC) was established in Cape Town, South Africa on 29 August 1996, on the occasion of the inaugural meeting of SAIHC as part of a regional initiative. Its first Chairman was Captain (SAN) B.D. Law, Hydrographer of the SA Navy. The main objective of the meeting was to improve hydrography in the region. South Africa was appointed Coordinator of the INT Chart Scheme Region H. The main achievements have been the agreements reached to improve surveying and charting in the region, with focus on capacity building.

Statutes
Original: Cape Town, South Africa, 29 August 1996.
Amendments: (1) Cape Town, South Africa, 27 September 2005 and (2) Mangochi, Malawi, 28 August
2007..
Brève histoire

La commission hydrographique de l´Afrique et des îles australes (CHAIA) fut créée au Cap, Afrique du Sud, le 29 août 1996, à l´occasion de la réunion inaugurale de la CHAIA, dans le cadre d´une initiative régionale. Son premier président fut le capitaine de vaisseau (SAN) B.D. Law, directeur du Service hydrographique de la marine sud-africaine. Le principal objectif de la réunion visait à améliorer l´hydrographie dans la région. L´Afrique du Sud a été nommée coordinateur de la Région H du plan de cartes INT. Les principaux accomplissements ont été les accords conclus pour améliorer l´hydrographie et la cartographie dans la région, l´accent étant mis sur le renforcement des capacités.

Statuts
Originaux: le Cap, Afrique du Sud, 29 août 1996.
Amendés: (1) le Cap, Afrique du Sud, 27 septembre 2005 et (2) Mangochi, Malawi, 28 août
2007.

Structure for National Reports

Structure des rapports nationaux
Statutes Letters ICCWG ToR & RoP Statuts Lettres ICCWG ToR & RoP


Next Meeting  
14th Meeting - La Réunion (6 - 8 September 2017 - including ICCWG Meeting). Documents


Past Meetings  
13th Meeting - Cape Town, South Africa (29 - 31 August 2016) (ICCWG meeting took place on 29 August) Documents
12th Meeting - Dar-es-Salaam, Tanzania (22 & 23 September 2015) Documents
11th Meeting - Maputo, Mozambique (11-13 August 2014). Documents
10th Meeting - Lisbon, Portugal, (16-18 September  2013). Documents
9th Meeting - Walmer, Mauritius, (18 - 19 September 2012). Documents
8th Meeting - Walvis Bay, Namibia (6 - 7 September 2011) Documents
7th Meeting - Saint Denis, La Réunion, (14 to 17 September 2009). Documents
6th Meeting - Mangochi, Malaw (27 - 28 August 2007) Documents
2nd Ext Meeting - Maputo, Mozambique (7 - 8 June 2006) Report
5th Meeting - Simonstown - Cape Town (27 - 28 September 2005) Documents
4th Meeting - Namibia Swakopmund (25 - 26 September 2003) Documents
1st Extraordinary Meeting - Pretoria, South Africa (20 March 2003) Report


Miscellaneous  
REPORT OF THE FIRST PHASE OF THE SAIHC TECHNICAL VISITS 2006 Report
SAIHC_MARINE DISASTER CONTACT DETAILS (Ver_1) (.xls sheet) (Latest version Jan 2017 - paper SAIHC14-5.6A)
Link
SAIHC ICCWG 2016 Member Questionnaire (.docx sheet) Link


 

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