Prevention or Cure? Electronic Navigational Charting around Australia

CoastGIS'99 : géomatique et environnement littoral (Brest, 9-11 septembre 1999)

CoastGIS '99 : geomatics and coastal environmental

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Australian Hydrographic Office, 8 Station Street, Wollongong 2500, Australie

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My thesis is quite straightforward! When it comes to pollution of the coastal zones, prevention is better than cure! The results of the infamous grounding of the Exxon Valdez reveal that we are all losers as a result of such catastrophes. The benefits of electronic charting are presented as a technological capability aimed at providing the mariner with greater safety margins. Some of the cartographic challenges presently being grappled with and met by the Australian Hydrographic Office's (AHO) cartographers are considered as they prepare the first authorized and thus, government backed, Electronic Navigational Chart (ENC) database of the inner shipping route through Australia's Great Barrier Reef. The preparation of electronic charts is a complex matter and time is needed before the world is adequately charted electronically.

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CoastGIS '99. Colloque, Brest, France, 1999-09-09, Actes de colloques - IFREMER, issn : 0761-3962, 2000, n°. 25, p. 137-148, Collation : Illustration, Références bibliographiques : 9 ref.

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isbn : 2-84433-036-3

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Pays édition : France, Plouzané, Institut français de recherche pour l'exploitation de la mer

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