EAHC Permanent Secretariat

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Background

The East Asia Hydrographic Commission (EAHC) is a regional hydrographic commission within the framework of the International Hydrographic Organization (IHO). It was established in 1971, on the occasion of the inaugural meeting of the EAHC under the initiative of China, Indonesia, Japan, Republic of Korea, Philippines and Thailand. Later, DPR of Korea, Malaysia and Singapore joined the commission.

The EAHC composed of the Hydrographers of the countries bordering the Northwest Pacific Ocean, Japan Sea, Yellow Sea, Eastern China Sea, South China Sea, Philippine Sea, Malacca Strait, Northeastern Indian Ocean and adjacent waters in conformity with the Resolution S9 of the Ninth International Hydrographic Conference. The Permanent Secretariat of the EAHC is the Hydrographic and Oceanographic Department of Japan.

The main achievement has been producing of the South China Sea ENC in 2005. EAHC decided changing a structure of its organization in order to better meet the future challenges as regional developments in its technical expertise and experience at the 7th EAHC Coordinating Meeting in Republic of Korea in 2013, and then the 1st EAHC Steering Commettee Meeting was held in Malaysia in 2014 replacing the EAHC Coordinating Meeting.


 

Purpose

The purpose of the EAHC are:
To coordinate the activities of national hydrographic offices in the region without influencing the internal affairs of the respective hydrographic offices or diminishing their national responsibilities.
To facilitate the mutual exchange of information regarding surveys, research, new developments and technical details related to hydrography.
To encourage mutual assistance for the development of techniques in hydrographic work.
To work out regional cooperative programmes in hydrographic work. Such regional cooperative programmes shall be subject to approval of the Government of the member concerned.

Organizational Structure

The present structure of the EHAC organization which decided changing at the 7th EAHC Coordinating Meeting in 2013 is shown below. All EAHC Member States meet together to hold the Conference/Meeting on a regular basis.

TORs of EAHC SC TORs of EAHC PS TORs of EAHC TRDC TORs of EAHC RECC TORs of EAHC CHC

Click here for the structure before EAHC CM7

Definition of Cartgraphic Boundary

A proposal to include a definition for “Cartographic Boundary” in the existing Annex to IHO Resolution 1/1997 as amended on the WEBD Principle was approved by the IHO member states by correspondence in May 2014(please refer to IHO CL40/2014).

The original proposed defection was presented by Malaysia on behalf of EAHC to WENDWG3(Concept paper / presentation file )

 
 
South China Sea ENC
ENC Catalogue
 
Captain JACINTO M. CABLAYAN (Philippines)
 
 
Rear Admiral Zaaim Hasan (Malaysia)
 
 
China ---> outline
DPR of Korea ---> outline
Indonesia ---> outline
Japan ---> outline
Malaysia ---> outline
Philippines ---> outline
Rep. of Korea ---> outline
Singapore ---> outline
Thailand ---> outline


 

Korea Hydrographic
and Oceanographic
Administration

 

Address:
#351 Haeyang-ro,
Yeongdo-gu,
Busan 606-080,
Republic of Korea
Tel: +82-51-400-4322
Fax: +82-51-400-4194
e-mail: tbd

 

Hydrographic and
Oceanographic
Department,
JAPAN COAST GUARD

 

Address:
2-5-18, Aomi, Koto-ku,
Tokyo 135-0064,
Japan
Tel: +81-3-5500-7124
Fax: +81-3-5500-7142
e-mail: jodc email