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Max Planck Encyclopedia of Public International Law [MPEPIL]

International Hydrographic Organization (IHO)

Peter Ehlers

From: Oxford Public International Law (http://opil.ouplaw.com). (c) Oxford University Press, 2015. All Rights Reserved.date: 07 August 2020

Universal international organizations

Published under the auspices of the Max Planck Foundation for International Peace and the Rule of Law under the direction of Rüdiger Wolfrum.

1 Hydrography nowadays is defined as that branch of applied sciences which deals with the measurement and description of the physical features of the oceans, seas, coastal areas, lakes and rivers, as well as with the prediction of their change over time for the primary purpose of safety of navigation and in support of all other marine activities including economic development, security and defence, scientific research, and environmental protection (Navigation, Freedom of; Marine Environment, International Protection). The first hydrographic services in a modern...
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