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SHOM

French Naval Hydrographic and Oceanographic Service

 
Organisation References
 Name SHOM
 Full Name French Naval Hydrographic and Oceanographic Service
 Country France
 Type of organisation Ministry or Agency
 Address EPSHOM
13, rue du Chatellier
BP 30 316
29 603 Brest Cedex
BP 4 - 29240 Brest Naval
FRANCE
 Web Site http://www.shom.fr/
 Organisation Description The French Naval Hydrographic and Oceanographic Service has a twofold vocation:
  • As a public service for general hydrography:

    for the benefit of all sea users, especially to ensure the safety of navigation, in accordance with France international agreements
    • by collecting, processing and disseminating nautical information;
    • by elaborating nautical document;
    • by managing and enriching hydrographic knowledge (hydrographic data collection) in the French maritime areas.

  • As a naval agency for military hydro-oceanography:

    to meet Defence requirements related with the knowledge of marine environment
    • by collecting, processing & disseminating meteo-oceanographic information necessary for naval operations;
    • by elaborating synthetic documents, on thematic or regional basis, meeting needs of naval forces;
    • by making studies, research & development, completing civilian oceanographic programs, in order to meet specific military requirements.
 Number of Projects 2
 Projects COASTCHART : Coastline mapping service
GlobWave : Improving the uptake of satellite-derived ...


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