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A

ASEAN
Association of South East Asian Nations

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ATCM
Antarctic Treaty Consultative Meeting

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AWI
Alfred-Wegener Institute for Polar and Marine Research, Germany

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ABLOS
IHO-IAG Advisory Board on the Law of the Sea

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ATCP
Antarctic Treaty Consultative Party

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B

BSHC
Baltic Sea Hydrographic Commission

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BSH
Bundesamt für Seeschifffahrt und Hydrographie

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C

CBC
IHO Capacity Building Committee

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C&SMWG
IHO Colours and Symbols Maintenance Working Group

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CCIR
International Radio Consultative Committee

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CGOM
IOC Consultative Group on Ocean Mapping

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CHRIS
IHO Committee on Hydrographic Requirements for Information Systems (CHRIS) (now HSSC)

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CHS
Canadian Hydrographic Service

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COMSAR
IMO Sub-Committee on Radiocommunications and Search and Rescue

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CPRNW
IHO Commission on Promulgation of Radio Navigational Warnings (now WWNWS Sub Committee)

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CSPCWG
Chart Standardization and Paper Chart WG

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D

DCDB
IHO Data Center for Digital Bathymetry (DCDB)

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DOALOS
Division for Ocean Affairs and the Law of the Sea

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DQWG
IHO Data Quality Working Group

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E

EAHC
East Asia Hydrographic Commission

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EAtHC
Eastern Atlantic Hydrographic Commission (EAtHC)

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ECDIS
Electronic Chart Display Information System

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F

FAO
Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations

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G

GBE
GEBCO Bathymetric Editor

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GDA
GEBCO Digital Atlas

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GEBCO
General Bathymetric Chart of the Oceans

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GIS
Geographic Information System

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GLOSS
Global Sea-Level Observing System

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GMDSS
Global Maritime Distress and Safety System

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GOOS
Global Ocean Observing System

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GPS
Global Positioning System

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H

HCA
IHO Hydrographic Commission on Antarctica

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HCIWWG
IHO Hydrography & Cartography in Inland Waters WG

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HGMIO
IHO Harmonization Group on Marine Information Overlays

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HNODC
Hellenic National Oceanographic Data Centre

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HO
Hydrographic Office

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HSSC
IHO Services and Standards Committee

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I

IAATO
International Association of Antarctic Tour Operators (IAATO)

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IAEA
International Atomic Energy Agency

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IALA
International Association of Marine Aids to Navigation and Lighthouse Authorities

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IBC
International Bathymetric Chart

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IBCAO
International Bathymetric Chart of the Arctic Ocean

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IBCCA
International Bathymetric Chart of the Caribbean Sea and the Gulf of Mexico

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IBCEA
International Bathymetric Chart of the Central Eastern Atlantic

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IBCM
International Bathymetric Chart of the Mediterranean and its Geological/Geophysical Series

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IBCSEP
International Bathymetric Chart of the South Eastern Pacific

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IBCWIO
International Bathymetric Chart of the Western Indian Ocean

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IBCWP
International Bathymetric Chart of the Western Pacific

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ICA
International Cartographic Association

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ICAO
International Civil Aviation Organization

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ICES
International Council for the Exploration of the Sea

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ICSEM
International Commission for the Scientific Exploration of the Mediterranean (ICSEM)

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IEC
International Electrotechnical Commission

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IFREMER
Institut français de recherche pour l'exploitation de la mer

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IGU
International Geographical Union

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IHB
International Hydrographic Bureau

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IHO
International Hydrographic Organization

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IMA
International Maritime Academy

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IMO
International Maritime Organization

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INMARSAT
International Maritime Satellite Organization

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IOC
Intergovernmental Oceanographic Commission

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IRCC
IHO Inter-Regional Coordination Committee

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ISO
International Organization for Standardization

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ISPWG
IHO Strategic Plan WG

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IUGG
International Union of Geodesy and Geophysics

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IUGS
International Union of Geological Sciences

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J

JODC
Japan Oceanographic Data Centre

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K

KODC
Korea Oceanographic Data Centre

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L

LAC
IHO Legal Advisory Committee

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LADS
Laser Airborne Depth Sounder

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LAT
Lowest Astronomical Tides

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LES
Land Earth Station (Inmarsat term)

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LORAN
Long Range Navigation

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LOS
Law of the Sea

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M

MACHC
Meso-American and Caribbean Sea Hydrographic Commission

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MBSHC
Mediterranean and Black Seas Hydrographic Commission (MBSHC)

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MEPC
IMO Marine Environment Protection Committee

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MoHWG
IHO Manual on Hydrography Working Group

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MSC
IMO Maritime Safety Committee

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MSDIWG
IHO Marine Spatial Data Infrastructure WG

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N

NAV
IMO Sub-Committee on Safety of Navigation

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NGDC
National Geophysical Data Center

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NHC
Nordic Hydrographic Commission

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NIOHC
North Indian Ocean Hydrographic Commission

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NOAA
National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration

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NOS
National Ocean Service

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NSHC
North Sea Hydrographic Commission

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NZOI
New Zealand Oceanographic Institute

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O

OCIMF
Oil Companies International Marine Forum

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OCM
Ocean Colour Monitor

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OEF
Open ECDIS Forum

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OOS
Ocean Observing System

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P

PAIGH
Pan American Institute of Geography and History

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PERSGA
Regional Organization for Conservation of the Environment and the Red Sea and Gulf of Aden

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PSMSL
Permanent Service for Mean Sea-Level

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Q

QC
Quality Control

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R

R/V
Research Vessel

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RAN
Royal Australian Navy

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RCSSMRS
Regional Centre for Services in Surveying, Mapping and Remote Sensing

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RNZN
Royal New Zealand Navy

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RODC
Regional Oceanographic Data Centre

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ROPME
Regional Organisation for the Protection of the Marine Environment

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RSAHC
ROPME Sea Area Hydrographic Commission

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S

SAIHC
Southern Africa and Islands Hydrographic Commission

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SCALOP
Standing Committee on Antarctic Logistics and Operations

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SCAR
Scientific Committee on Antarctic Research

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SCDB
Sub-Committee on Digital Bathymetry

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SCUFN
Sub-Committee on Undersea Feature Names

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SEPHC
South-East Pacific Hydrographic Commission

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SHOM
Service Hydrographique et Océanographique de la Marine (France)

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SIO
Scripps Institution of Oceanography (Calif., USA)

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SNPWG
IHO Standardisation of Nautical Publications Working Group

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SOLAS
International Convention for the Safety of Life at Sea

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SWAtHC
South West Atlantic Hyrographic Commission

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SWPHC
South-West Pacific Hydrographic Commission

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TCC
IMO Technical Cooperation Committee

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TSMAD
IHO Transfer Standard Maintenance and Application Development Working Group

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TWG
Tidal Working Group

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U

UKHO
Hydrographic Office of the UK

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UNCLOS
United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea

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UNESCO
United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization

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USBGN
United States Board on Geographic Names

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USCG
United States Coast Guard

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USCHC
US/Canada Hydrographic Commission

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USNODC
United States National Oceanographic Data Center

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USNOO
United States Naval Oceanographic Office

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V

VHO
Volunteering Hydrographic Office

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W

WEND
IHO Worldwide Electronic Navigational Chart Data Base Committee

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WEND TG
WEND Task Group

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Working Group

WG
 

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WGGI
Working Group on Geodesy and Geographic Information

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WGS
World Geodetic System

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WOCE
World Ocean Circulation Experiment

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WVS
World Vector Shoreline

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WWNWS
IHO Sub Committee on the World Wide Navigation Warning Service

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X

XBT
Expendable Bathythermograph

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