Pakistan Navy observes World Hydrography Day


Islamabad: The aim to observe the day was to accentuate the significance of Hydrography, to create awareness on the importance and its role towards rendering our waters safer to support maritime trade and accident-free marine environment.  World Hydrography Day (WHD) is celebrated worldwide on 21 June every year to appreciate the work done in the field of hydrography in support of safe navigation at open seas and ports. Theme of World Hydrography Day for this year is “Hydrography – Contributing to the United Nations Ocean Decade”. The Theme is designed to highlight the relevant contributions of hydrography as a discipline of applied sciences to the United Nations Decade of Ocean Sciences for sustainable development (2021-2030). Pakistan Navy remains abreast with the modern trends in Hydrographic Surveys. In 2019, a new survey ship ‘PNS BEHR MASAH’ with latest research equipment was inducted in Pakistan Navy. The ship is equipped with state of the art hydrographic, physical oceanographic and geophysical survey equipment. PNHD is also utilizing some of the autonomous aerial platforms for coastal topographic surveys.

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