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No. 27 (2022)

East Asia Hydrographic Commission Fifty Years of Progress

October 27, 2022


The year 2021 marks the 50th anniversary of the East Asia Hydrographic Commission (EAHC). It was established in 1971 as the third oldest Regional Hydrographic Commission located in East Asia. Since then, EAHC has progressed in cooperation of hydrographic services and in development of hydrographic technology for navigation safety and other aims. This article describing comprehensive historical steps and efforts of a Regional Hydrographic Commission in an important area of maritime transport will present readers a suggestive model of regional cooperation in hydrography. One of the suggestions can be summarized that the keys to development of Regional Hydrographic Commission are strong intention, initiative, unity and enthusiasm to leave no one behind.