A Future with ECDIS seminar 
10 September 2019, Searcy's at the Gherkin, London

Achieve the full benefits of ECDIS with our free technical seminar.    

To fully realise the potential of ECDIS a ship manager has to be constantly aware of advances in technology that will enhance safety and bring performance benefits.  This will involve:

> Cyber security - carrying out detailed risk assessments, surveying equipment, protecting IT and operational equipment and responding to incidents
> Connected ECDIS - developments in auxiliary ECDIS hardware that drive performance improvements
> Maritime connectivity - how developments in satellite communications are enabling the transfer of Big Data
> Software and hardware maintenance - predictive equipment maintenance, IHO updates and regulatory compliance

If you need guidance on any of the above topics and more, join your peers at a free technical seminar to share knowledge, concerns and industry insight with experts from the UK Hydrographic Office.

Designed to help mariners and shipping companies to achieve the full benefits of ECDIS whilst remaining compliant, this seminar will cover a range of subjects with your own questions and comments encouraged throughout the session.

   The seminar starts at 11.00 and ends at 14:00. 
Please arrive 15 minutes before the start of the seminar to be processed through security on the ground floor. The seminar will take place on Level 38 with its stunnng views over the City.  It will be led by experts from the UK Hydrographic Office, the power behind ADMIRALTY Maritime Data Solutions, relied upon by mariners for over 200 years.
Presented by Tom Mellor, Head of OEM Technical Support & Digital Standards at UKHO and Chairman of the IHO ENC working group, the seminar provides impartial guidance and covers a range of topics including emerging cyber threats to ECDIS. 
Tom will share UKHO knowledge and insight to help inform your decisions regarding digital navigation, specifically the use of ECDIS.  This interactive seminar allows you to share your own views and concerns, offering practical advice, supported by case studies.  

After the two hour seminar, please join your industry colleagues and UKHO experts for lunch.
Who should attend?
This seminar is for anyone involved in the safe and compliant navigation in the shipping industry, including fleet managers and superintendents, ship owners, regulators and auditors, particularly those from shipping companies who have already implemented ECDIS.
format_quote I was reluctant to leave the office and come to the seminar but now I am so pleased I did. The practical advice and technical information Tom shared at the seminar will save me some real complications. format_quote
HSQE Officer
format_quote Having attended today’s seminar, I will be updating my ISM/SMS immediately with the correct ECDIS data check procedures and audible alarms. format_quote
Marine Superintendent
format_quote The seminar was innovative in terms of the detailed information regarding ECDIS implementation, I look forward to the next seminar for a vital update. format_quote
Vetting Manager
Tom Mellor explains what the seminar will cover
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