Director General of Maritime Safety and Protection of the Ports and Maritime: The Islamic Republic of Iran retained as one of the 30 main member states of IHO council until the formation of the General Assembly in 2023.
Referring to the fifth international meeting of the International Hydrographic Organization Council, Nader Pasandeh said: Retaining Iran as a key member of the IHO Council and being appreciated for producing one hundred international electronic marine charts were among the important issues discussed at the meeting.
Pasandeh continued: The fifth meeting of the Council of the International Hydrographic Organization (IHO) was held virtually from 17 to 19 October 2021 for three days with the physical presence of the Board of Directors at its headquarters in the Kingdom of Monaco.
the relevant policies of the International Hydrographic Organization (IHO), including the work plan and three-year budget of the organization until 2023 were reviewed and approved at the meeting. with the report submitted by the representative of the Islamic Republic of Iran to the Council of the International Hydrographic Organization on the production of 100 International marine electronic Charts through the National Hydrographic Committee chaired by the Ports and Maritime Organization, the actions and measures of the Islamic Republic of Iran were praised by the President, members of the Council and the Secretary General of the International Hydrographic Organization.
The International Hydrographic Organization is an intergovernmental organization that works to ensure all the world's seas, oceans and navigable waters are surveyed and charted. Established in 1921, it coordinates the activities of national hydrographic offices and promotes uniformity in nautical charts and documents. It issues survey best practices, provides guidelines to maximize the use of hydrographic survey data and develops hydrographic capabilities in Member States.