World Hydrography Day 2022

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On June 21 of each year, World Hydrography Day is celebrated. The day was approved and implemented by the International Hydrographic Organization (IHO).

Source: IHO

WORLD HYDROGRAPHY DAY: HISTORY
The International Hydrographic Organization (IHO), which works on marine life issues, was established in 1921. The Monaco-based organization became a face to highlight issues related to navigation, technical standards and the protection of marine life. marine life for the government. However, over time, they felt the need to raise awareness among those involved in hydrography in order to bring about greater change. In 2005, they decided to observe World Hydrography Day.

The organization expressed its idea to the United Nations General Assembly, which liked the idea and welcomed the initiative. It was subsequently adopted as a resolution in the United Nations General Assembly and since then World Hydrography Day has been celebrated every year on June 21, which is also the anniversary of the IHO.

WORLD HYDROGRAPHY DAY: MEANING
The idea of ​​celebrating World Hydrography Day is to raise awareness about safe marine practices and navigation for boaters in the world. The day aims to promote the importance of hydrography and highlight the work of hydrographers.

WORLD HYDROGRAPHY DAY: THEME
Every year the IHO chooses a new theme to celebrate the day. This year, the theme of World Hydrography Day is “Hydrography – contributing to the United Nations Decade of the Oceans”. It is chosen to shed light on the branch of science and its role in building sustainable oceans. The organization aims to promote their work and uplift the people behind hydrography.

Source: News18.com

Source News18.com IHO

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