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Country List - Updated 22nd July 2009

ArgentinaEstoniaMalaysiaSouth Africa
AustraliaFinlandMexicoSouth China Sea
BahrainFranceNetherlandsSpain
BelgiumGermanyNew ZealandSweden
BrazilGreeceNorwayThailand
CanadaHong KongPakistanTurkey
ChileIcelandPeruUkraine
ChinaIndiaPhilippinesUnited Kingdom
ColombiaIndonesiaPolandUnited States
CroatiaItalyPortugalUruguay
CubaJapanRussiaVenezuela
DenmarkKoreaSingapore 
EcuadorLatviaSlovenia 
 
 
Argentina

Argentina is a member of IC-ENC. The Argentinian Naval Hydrographic Service (www.hidro.gov.ar) is working on an ENC production programme which will result in the final production of about 100 ENC cells. Existing coverage of 15 ENC cells focuses on the Río de la Plata and Bahía Blanca regions, and significant new coverage is expected by the end of 2009. The Argentine ENCs are available from IC-ENC re-sellers.

 
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Australia
Australia is a member of IC-ENC. The Australian Hydrographic Service (AHS) has made ENCs available under their “Seafarer” brand since July 2002. Current coverage of over 540 ENC cells focuses on the environmentally sensitive Torres Strait and Great Barrier Reef region of the Australian north-east coast, with more recent coverage of the Tasman Sea and Bass Strait plus coverage of the South and West coasts. AHS has an ambitious programme of ENC production which should see complete coverage within the next two years. The Australian ENCs are available from IC-ENC re-sellers.
 
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Bahrain
Bahrain is a member of IC-ENC. To date, the hydrographic section of the Bahraini Survey Directorate has released three ENCs cell covering the approaches from the north and Mina' Salman harbour. All Bahraini ENC cells are available through IC-ENC resellers.
 
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Belgium
Belgium is a member of IC-ENC. To date, the Coast and Scheldt Hydrographic Offices have released one ENC coastal cell covering the entire Belgian waters, plus large scale ENCs covering the ports of Zeebrugge, Antwerpen and Oostende. All Belgian ENC cells are available through IC-ENC resellers.
 
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Brazil
The Brazilian Directorate of Hydrography and Navigation (www.dhn.mar.mil.br) is working on an ENC production programme, with plans to produce about 150 ENC cells. Over 90 cells are currently available through IC-ENC resellers covering the main rivers and ports.
 
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Canada
The Canadian Hydrographic Service (CHS) has comprehensive coverage of ENC, with over 730 ENC cells already released. The ENC data is currently available from CHS digital chart dealers and within the services of IC-ENC resellers.
 
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Chile
Chile is a member of IC-ENC. The Hydrographic and Oceanographic Service of the Chilean Navy (www.shoa.cl) has produced over 150 cells providing comprehensive coverage of the Chilean coastline. They are currently available from IC-ENC resellers.
 
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China
The Chinese Maritime Safety Administration and Navigation Guarantee Department of the Chinese Navy have produced a series of over 400 ENC cells.
 
The ENCs are currently available on a limited basis to some domestic customers, and wider international distribution is expected during 2009.
 
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Colombia
The Colombian Hydrographic Service (www.cioh.org.co) is a member of IC-ENC and is working on an ENC production programme. They will be available from IC-ENC resellers.
 
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Croatia
Croatia is a member of the regional coordinating centre PRIMAR. It has been an active participant in the North Adriatic V-RENC Pilot Project. The first 85 ENCs from a series of 115 have been released and are available through the network of PRIMAR distributors.
 
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Cuba
Cuba is a member of IC-ENC. The Cuban Hydrographic Office (GEOCUBA) is working on an ENC production programme. Over 50 cells have been produced so far. No data is currently commercially available.
 
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Denmark
The Danish hydrographic office (www.kms.dk) is a member of the regional coordinating centre PRIMAR. It was the first European nation to make available complete ENC coverage of its waters, and currently has 68 ENCs which are all available through the network of PRIMAR distributors.
 
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Ecuador
The Hydrographic Department of the Oceanographic Institute of the Ecuador Navy is a member of IC-ENC and is currently working on an ENC production programme, and several trial cells have been produced. No data is currently commercially available althoug the first batch is expected during 2009.
 
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Estonia
The Estonian Maritime Administration is a member of the regional coordinating centre PRIMAR. It has produced over 70 ENCs which cover the entire Estonian coastline. These Estonian ENCs are available through the network of Primar-Stavanger distributors. Please refer to the PRIMAR website for the current list of distributors where you can purchase the Estonian ENCs.
 
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Finland
The Finnish Maritime Administration (www.fma.fi) is a member of the regional coordinating centre PRIMAR. It has released around 170 ENCs, mostly Approach charts which provide medium scale coverage south of 62N, and good coastal scale coverage of the important fairways along the south-west coast and islands between Rauma and Turku, and the south coast between Hanko and Hamina. There is also further coastal coverage of the Raahe, Oulu and Kemi ports in northern Finland.
 
The Finnish ENCs are available through the network of Primar-Stavanger distributors. Please refer to the PRIMAR website for the current list of distributors where you can purchase the Finnish ENCs.
 
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France
The French Hydrographic Service (www.shom.fr) is a member of the regional coordinating centre PRIMAR. SHOM has released over 280 ENCs which provide comprehensive coverage of the complete French coastline. France has also produced coverage in the Gulf of Guinea, Guyana, Mozambique Channel and the island La Réunion.
 
The French ENCs are available through the network of PRIMAR distributors. Please refer to the PRIMAR website for the current list of distributors where you can purchase the French ENCs.
 
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Germany
Germany is a member of IC-ENC. To date, the German Hydrographic Office (www.bsh.de/en/index.jsp) has released 140 ENC cells providing comprehensive coverage of the German Baltic and North Sea coasts. All German ENC cells are available from IC-ENC resellers.
 
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Greece
Greece is a member of IC-ENC and PRIMAR. The Hellenic Navy Hydrographic Service (www.hnhs.gr) is currently producing a series of over 300 ENC cells providing detailed coverage of the Greek coastline and islands.
 

Over 260 ENC cells have been released so far, providing extensive medium scale coverage of Greek waters, plus a growing number of larger scale cells of the Greek ports on the mainland and islands.

 
All Greek ENCs are available from IC-ENC resellers.
 
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Hong Kong
The Hong Kong Hydrographic Office (www.hydro.gov.hk/enc/Intro.php) has produced a folio of 15 ENC cells which cover the complete Hong Kong waters. New editions were released in July 2006.
 
The Hong Kong ENCs are available from the Hong Kong Hydrographic Office and they are offered on an annual subscription basis, where updates and new editions are provided free to registered customers where they become available during their subscription period.
 
For further information on how to purchase these ENCs, and a quote, please contact the Hong Kong Hydrographic Office (Email: hydro@mardep.gov.hk, Tel: + (852) 2504 0723, Fax: + (852) 2504 4527).
 
For further information on how to register your purchase, follow the link below:
 
www.hydro.gov.hk/enc/subscription.php
 
Registered customers can then use their user name and password to download the updates, new editions and new cells directly from the Hong Kong Hydrographic Office’s website.
 
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Iceland
The Icelandic Coast Guard - Hydrographic Department (ICG HD) (www.lhg.is) is a member of IC-ENC. ICG HD has released 23 ENC cells which include coastal ENCs covering the complete Icelandic coast, plus larger scale coverage of the mains ports. A further 30 ENCs are planned to complete the coverage of Icelandic waters. All Icelandic ENCs are available from IC-ENC resellers.
 
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India
The Indian National Hydrographic Office has produced over 240 ENCs providing complete coverage of Indian waters, and which are presently available from C-MAP dealers and Admiralty Chart Agents.
 
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Indonesia
The Indonesian Hydrographic and Oceanographic Service (DISHIDROS) is working in close cooperation with UKHO to provide ENC coverage, and an initial batch of 30 cells is expected to be available from Admiralty Chart Agents soon.

 

 
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Italy
The Italian Hydrographic Institute (www.marina.difesa.it/idro/index.asp) has an active ENC production programme, with over 230 ENC cells already released providing comprehensive coverage of Italian waters. This data is available from a growing number of distributors, including most IC-ENC resellers.
 
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Japan
The Japanese Hydrographic Department has produced over 800 ENC cells covering the entire Japanese waters.
 

For customers within Japan, the Japanese ENCs are available online via the Japanese Hydrographic Association website (http://www.jha.or.jp/en/jha/).

 
For customers outside Japan, the Japanese ENCs are available either from the Japanese Hydrographic Association directly (send your order to bz.trade@jha.jp), or from one of its appointed overseas distributors. For the latest list of distributors, use the following link:
 
http://www.jha.or.jp/en/jha/purchase/distributors_world.html

 

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Korea
The National Oceanographic Research Institute has produced over 330 ENCs covering the entire South Korean waters.
 
The ENCs are available from one of NORI’s two appointed distributors in Korea – either Korea Ocean Development Company (www.chartkorea.com/eng/main.html) or E-Marine Logix (www.emlx.co.kr). These distributors are in the process of appointing sub-distributors overseas, including IC-ENC resellers.
 
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Latvia
The Latvian Maritime Administration is a member of the regional coordinating centre PRIMAR. It has produced 20 ENCs which cover the entire Latvian coastline. These Latvian ENCs are available through the network of Primar-Stavanger distributors. Please refer to the PRIMAR website for the current list of distributors where you can purchase the Latvian ENCs.
 
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Malaysia

The Malaysian hydrographic office, in cooperation with the hydrographic departments of Indonesia and Singapore, and supported by Japan, have produced a set of 6 ENCs covering the Malacca and Singapore Straits. This dataset is currently available from most IC-ENC resellers.

Malaysia has also produced a further 94 ENCs covering the rest of its waters. These are currently available exclusively from C-MAP dealers.

 
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Mexico

Mexico is a member of IC-ENC. The Mexican Hydrographic Office is working on an ENC production programme which will result in the final production of about 100 ENC cells. About twenty ENC cells have been produced so far providing small scale coverage of the Yucatan Channel, medium scale coverage of the US-Mexico border region in the Gulf of Mexico, and larger scale coverage of the ports of Veracruz and Acapulco. They will be released once a suitable mechanism for maintaining these ENCs is completed. All Mexican ENCs will be available from IC-ENC resellers.

 
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Netherlands
The Netherlands is a member of IC-ENC. To date, the Dutch Hydrographic Service has released 54 ENC cells providing comprehensive coverage of the entire Dutch waters. All Dutch ENC cells are available from IC-ENC resellers.
 
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New Zealand
The National Hydrographic Authority of New Zealand (LINZ) is a member of IC-ENC. To date, LINZ has released over 35 cells covering the Cook Strait and Hauraki Gulf. All New Zealand data are available from IC-ENC resellers.
 
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Norway
The Norwegian Hydrographic Service (www.statkart.no) is both the operator and a member of the regional coordinating centre PRIMAR.
 

NHS has a programme of ENC production which will soon see complete coverage, all based on modern surveys. To date, it has produced over 940 ENCs which provide comprehensive small and medium scale coverage of the complex Norwegian coastline, fjords and islands.

 
These Norwegian ENCs are available through the network of Primar-Stavanger distributors. Please refer to the PRIMAR website for the current list of distributors where you can purchase the Norwegian ENCs.
 
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Pakistan
The Hydrographic Department of the Pakistan Navy is a member of IC-ENC and has recently embarked on its ENC production programme. The first five ENCs covering the Karachi and Muhammad Bin Qasim ports and approaches are now available from IC-ENC resellers.
 
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Peru
Peru is a member of IC-ENC. The Peruvian Hydrographic Department is working on an ENC production programme of about 120 cells, 90 of which have already been produced and are available from IC-ENC resellers.
 
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Philippines
Medium coastal scale coverage of the Philippines has been produced, under agreement, by the United Kingdom Hydrographic Office, and these cells are available from IC-ENC resellers.
 
In addition, the Philippines Hydrographic Office (National Mapping and Resource Information Authority) has produced a further 13 ENC cells which provide small scale coverage of Philippine waters and large scale coverage of Subic Bay; the harbours of Batangas, Manila and Cebu; plus the port of Olongapo.
 
These 13 ENCs can be purchased from the NAMRIA Binondo Map Sales Office (421 Baracca St., San Nicolas, Binondo, Manila, 1010 Philippines) who can be contacted on 63 (2) 241-3494 local 117. For further information, see the NAMRIA website (www.namria.gov.ph) .
 
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Poland
The Hydrographic Office of the Polish Navy (www.hopn.mw.mil.pl/) is a member of the regional coordinating centre PRIMAR. It has produced 46 ENCs which cover the entire Polish coastline. These Polish ENCs are available through the network of Primar-Stavanger distributors. Please refer to the PRIMAR website for the current list of distributors where you can purchase the Polish ENCs.
 
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Portugal
Portugal is a member of IC-ENC. To date, the Portuguese Hydrographic Institute (www.hidrografico.pt/hidrografico) has released over 70 ENC cells providing comprehensive coverage of the entire Portuguese coastline, and the Azores and Madeira island groups. All Portuguese ENC cells are available from IC-ENC resellers.
 
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Russia
The Russian Hydrographic Department is a member of IC-ENC (for the Black Sea, Caspian and east coast available from IC-ENC resellers) and the regional coordinating centre PRIMAR (for the Gulf of Finland and Barents / Kara and East Siberian Seas available from PRIMAR distributors). It has released over 490 cells in these areas so far, and coverage is expected to expand significantly over the coming year.
 
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Singapore
The Hydrographic Department of the Maritime and Port Authority of Singapore has produced a folio of 14 ENC cells covering the entire Singaporean waters.
 
The ENC folio can be purchased from appointed distributors, which include IC-ENC resellers.
 
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Slovenia
Slovenia has been an active participant of the North Adriatic V-RENC Pilot Project, and has produced a single ENC cell from a series of 5 cells which are planned. However no data is currently commercially available.
 
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South Africa
South Africa is a member of IC-ENC. The South African Hydrographic Office has produced a series of 45 ENC cells providing detailed coverage of the entire South African waters
 
All South African data are available from IC-ENC resellers.
 
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South China Sea
 
As part of the work of the East Asia Hydrographic Commission, a task group has produced a series of four small scale ENCs at 1:700,000 covering the busy South China Sea. The 2nd edition of this dataset is available for download free of charge from the website http://www.scsenc.org.hk/main.htm It is kept up-to-date monthly, and registered subscribers will receive automatic e-mail notification when these updates become available.
 
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Spain

Spain is a member of IC-ENC. To date, the Spanish Hydrographic Institute (www.armada.mde.es/ihm/) has released over 110 ENC cells providing comprehensive coverage of the Spanish coastlines, and the Canary and Balearic island groups. All Spanish ENC cells are available from IC-ENC resellers.

 
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Sweden
The Swedish Maritime Administration (www.sjofartsverket.se) is a member of the regional coordinating centre PRIMAR. It has produced about 530 ENCs which provide comprehensive small scale and coastal coverage of Swedish waters.
 
These Swedish ENCs are available through the network of Primar-Stavanger distributors. Please refer to the PRIMAR website for the current list of distributors where you can purchase the Swedish ENCs.
 
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Thailand

The Hydrographic Department of the Royal Thai Navy has recently embarked on its ENC production programme. A series of 18 ENCs have been produced and which are available from the Hydrographic Department directly. A further 4 ENCs are currently available on a free trial. They include a 1:500,000 cell covering the entire Gulf of Thailand, a 1:180,000 cell of the Bay of Bangkok, a 1:22,000 cell of the approaches to Si Racha, and a 1:12,000 cell of the port of Laem Chabang. Your free copy and further details are available from the following link:

Royal Thai Navy ENC trial website

 
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Turkey
The Turkish Hydrographic Department (http://www.shodb.gov.tr/Eng_index.html) is a member of IC-ENC, and is currently producing a series of over 240 ENC cells providing detailed coverage of the Turkish waters. About 230 have been released so far, and are available from IC-ENC resellers.
 
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Ukraine

The State Hydrographic Institution of Ukraine is currently producing a series of 165 ENC cells, providing detailed coverage of Ukrainian waters. So far about 110 ENC cells have been released. They are currently available from C-MAP dealers and Admiralty Chart Agents.

 
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United Kingdom
The UK Hydrographic Office (www.ukho.gov.uk) is both the operator and a member of IC-ENC. To date, the UKHO has released over 1,100 ENC cells providing comprehensive coverage of the entire UK waters, as well as its various dependencies and areas where it retains primary charting responsibility around the world (e.g. Suez Canal region, Gibraltar, Diego Garcia, Sri Lanka, Malta, Falkland Islands, Socotra, Strait of Hormuz, Jamaica, Barbados, Bermuda, Barbuda and the Bahamas, small scale coverage of the North and South Atlantic, Caribbean Sea and the Indian Ocean).
 
These ENCs are distributed through IC-ENC, and so are available from IC-ENC resellers. UKHO is also producing a range of ENCs on behalf of other nations which it is releasing within its AVCS Service. These are available from Admiralty Chart Agents
 
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United States
The Office of Coast Survey of the National Oceanographic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) has produced over 710 ENCs. These ENCs can be downloaded free of charge from the NOAA website using the following link:
 
http://www.nauticalcharts.noaa.gov/mcd/enc/download_agreement.htm
 
NOAA has also established a system of endorsing distributors who provide these ENCs within a reliable end-user service which includes a regular updating service designed for the professional mariner. Most IC-ENC resellers are now certified NOAA distributors, and so these ENCs are also available within their services.
 
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Uruguay
The Uruguayan Naval Hydrographic Service (www.armada.gub.uy) is working on an ENC production programme. Three trial cells have been produced so far covering the Bahia de Maldonado region of the Rio de la Plata, and include large scale plans of the Punta del Este and Punta Ballena. No data is currently commercially available.
 
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Venezuela
Venezuela is a member of IC-ENC. The Dirección de Hidrografía y Navegación Armada de la República Bolivariana de Venezuela (DHN) has produced a set of 30 ENCs which will be released once a suitable mechanism for maintaining these ENCs is completed when they will become available from IC-ENC resellers.
 
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