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IHO Hydrographic Commission on Antarctica (HCA) Commission hydrographique de l'OHI sur l'Antarctique (CHA)

Chair: Secretary General Robert WARD (IHO Sec., Monaco)
Vice-Chair: Mr. John J. HAUMANN Jr. (United States)
Secretariat: Assistant Director Yves GUILLAM (IH0 Sec., Monaco)
Président: Secrétaire général Robert WARD (Sec. OHI, Monaco)
Vice-Président: M. John J. HAUMANN Jr. (Etats-Unis)
Secrétaire: Adjoint aux Directeurs Yves GUILLAM (Sec. OHI, Monaco)
Objectives:

To promote technical co-operation in the domain of hydrographic surveying, marine cartography, and nautical information within the region.
Objectifs:

Promouvoir la coopération technique en matière de levés hydrographiques, de cartographie marine at d'information nautique dans la région.
Members: Argentina, Australia, Brazil, Chile, China, Colombia, Ecuador, France, Germany, Greece, India, Italy, Japan, Korea (Rep. of), New Zealand, Norway, Peru, Russian Federation, South Africa, Spain, Uruguay, United Kingdom, USA, Venezuela. Membres: Afrique du Sud, Allemagne, Argentine, Australie, Brésil, Chili, Chine, Colombie, Corée (Rép. de), Equateur, Espagne, France, Grèce, Inde, Italie, Japon, Norvège, Nouvelle-Zélande, Pérou, Russie (Fédération de), Royaume-Uni, Uruguay, USA, Venezuela.
Observer Organizations: Antarctic Treaty Secretariat (ATS), Council of Managers of National Antarctic Programmes (COMNAP), International Association of Antarctic Tour Operators (IAATO), Scientific Committee on Antarctic Research (SCAR), International Maritime Organization (IMO), Intergovernmental Oceanographic Commission (IOC), General Bathymetric Chart of the Oceans (GEBCO), International Bathymetric Chart of the Southern Ocean (IBCSO).
Organisations observatrices: Secrétariat du Traité sur l'Antarctique (ATS), Conseil des directeurs des programmes nationaux relatifs à l'Antarctique (COMNAP), Association internationale des organisateurs de voyages dans l'Antarctique (IAATO), Comité scientifique sur la recherche dans l'Antarctique (SCAR),Organisation maritime internationale (OMI), Commission océanographique intergouvernementale (COI), Carte générale bathymétrique des océans (GEBCO), Carte bathymétrique internationale de l'océan austral (IBCSO).
Conferences:

The HCA meets annually. An agenda is prepared in advance of each conference, together with the documents to be referred to and/or discussed at the conference. Proposals and reports to HCA conferences should be submitted at least one month in advance of conferences. National reports to HCA conferences should follow the Structure for National Reports.
Conférences:

La CHA se réunit une fois par an. Un ordre du jour est préparé avant chaque conférence, ainsi que les documents auxquels il sera fait référence et/ou qui seront discutés au cours de la conférence. Les propositions et les rapports aux conférences CHA sont à soumettre au moins un mois à l'avance. Les rapports nationaux devront suivre la structure pour les rapports nationaux.
HCA Letters Lettres CHA
Statutes (24 signatory MS as of 28 June 2016) Statuts (24 signataires au 28 juin 2016)
Membership
Composition


Next Conference  
15th Conference - (dates and venue to be confirmed)  Documents


Past Conferences  
Extraordinary Meeting (side event of IHO-A1) - Monaco ( 25 April 2017)  Documents
14th Conference - Tromsø, Norway (28 - 30 June 2016) Documents
13th Conference - Cadiz, Spain (3-5 December 2013) Documents
12th Conference - Montevideo, Uruguay (10-12 October 2012) Documents
11th Conference - Hobart, Tasmania, Australia (5-7 October 2011) Documents
10th Conference - Cambridge, United Kingdom (20-22 September 2010) Documents
9th Conference - Simon's Town, Cape Town, South Africa (12 - 14 October 2009) Documents
8th Conference - Niteroi, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil (6 - 8 October 2008) Documents
7th Conference - Buenos Aires, Argentina (3-5 October 2007) Documents
6th Conference - Punta Arenas, Chile (6-8 Nov. 2006) Documents
5th Conference - Christchurch, New Zealand (2-4 Nov. 2005) Documents
4th Conference - Kythnos, Greece (6-8 Sept. 2004) Documents
3rd Conference - IHB, Monaco (8-10 Sept. 2003) Documents
2nd Conference - Simon's Town, South Africa (13-14 March 2001) Minutes


Miscellaneous  
HCA Hydrography Priorities Working Group (including Guidelines for Ships of Opportunities, Forms, and Survey Priorities) Link
Scheming and Production of INT Charts and ENCs in Region M Link
IHO GIS for Antarctica
Antarctica Surveys Metadata

Link

Link

Links to National Catalogues of Charts and Nautical Publications, and to other organizations' websites with activities in Antarctica Link
HCA Seminars given at Conferences of Observer Organisations Link
Various information Link
Tide Tables - Antarctica (19 ports) - October 2016 - December 2017 - Servicio de Hidrografía Naval  - Argentina Link


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