Bali hosts the international meeting of the NIOHC – Indonesia Expat
Members of the North Indian Ocean Hydrographic Commission (CHOIS) from 16 countries gathered for an international seminar in Nusa Dua, Bali on Monday 22nd August 2022
The 16 countries participating in the meeting were:
- Sri Lanka
- The Maldives
- Saudi Arabia
- Great Britain
- United States
With Indonesia as host.
The seminar was held on the theme of Hydrographic Awareness and brought together participants from OHIC member countries, both face-to-face and online.
“Today we are holding the 21st meeting. We are participating in three of the 16 regions of the World Hydrographic Organization. We are following this for the North Indies, which was attended by 16 countries,” the Chief of Staff said. of the Navy, Admiral of the Indonesian National Army, Yudo Margono, on Tuesday, August 23, 2022.
According to him, this kind of encounter is not new in the world of hydro-oceanography.
Margono explained that the Indonesian Navy, in addition to having an integrated fleet weapon system consisting of warships, navies and bases, also has a hydro-oceanographic center.
For him, the existence of this hydrography is very important because Indonesia is an archipelago. In the sea lanes of the Indonesian archipelago, it is also required that the state be responsible for the safety of navigation.
“Safe navigation without hydro-oceanography is impossible. To make charts for international navigation, hydrography plays a role,” he explained.
Admiral Margono said that in this hydro-oceanographic meeting, the members intend to share their vision and also find natural resources, especially at sea. Because the area is vast, it has been frequented by several countries, so, of course , she needs cooperation.
The existence of cards, both national and international, requires coordination between the members of the CHOIS. Thus, the production of the cards is done according to international standards.
“The local department has been recognized internationally and is used by sailors around the world. If foreign ships want to go to Indonesia, if they don’t use Indonesia map, that’s their choice,” he explained.