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S-412 Product Specification Information

Background

The International Maritime Organization has identified the need for electronic navigation systems to facilitate the safe and secure navigation of vessels with regard to hydrographic, meteorological and navigational information and risks.

To meet this need, the Joint WMO-IOC (World Meteorological Organization – Intergovernmental Oceanographic Commission) Technical Commission for Oceanography and Marine Meteorology (JCOMM) made Electronic Chart Display and Information System (ECDIS) weather overlay products a priority in 2012 and designated the U.S. National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration's (NOAA) National Weather Service (NWS) Ocean Prediction Center (OPC) to lead the development of this product specification.

This product specification is one of many (sea ice, tides, currents, nautical publications, etc.) that is being developed to meet the requirements of the S-100 Universal Hydrographic Data Model.

Supporting Documents