ECDIS Glossary

CoA Co-operation Arrangement. IC-ENC focuses its co-operation activities around a multi-lateral arrangement known as the IC-ENC Co-operation Arrangement. The purpose of this CoA is to provide a framework for strengthening international co-operation between HOs in the production, quality assurance, promotion and distribution of ENC data. The …

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The Electronic Chart Display and Information Systems (ECDIS) is an advanced computer system that integrates Electronic Navigational Charts, Electronic Coastal Charts, Electronic Sailing Directions, Electronic Tidal Current Tables and other information. This system provides the safety-critical data to ensure safe navigation for vessels transiting in …

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Answers to ECDIS questions

An Electronic Chart Display and Information System (ECDIS) is a geographic information system used for nautical navigation that complies with International Maritime Organization (IMO) regulations as an alternative to paper nautical charts. ECDIS is designed to enhance the safety of navigation by presenting a clearer, …

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