Ocean Science is at the core of our day-to-day activity at the UK Hydrographic Office (UKHO). Our world renown experts harness the latest data science innovations and marine data insights to collect, process, verify and share the foundational data that …
Administered by the UKHO, the UK CSM aims to enable a more unified voice to promote seabed mapping and the resultant data, as the foundation data set for the marine environment, and as a key element of the UK’s national infrastructure.
To explore new ideas in addressing user problems in the maritime industry staff from across the UKHO have recently completed a week-long Innovation Challenge, using the Design Sprint methodology.
James Carey outlines 5 reasons why better mapping could help us to understand the basics of our ocean ecosystem and help us protect it – and one reason why mapping could compromise our environment.
Helena Patton, International Bodies and Technical Engagement Strategy Manager, discusses how the UKHO will be supporting Seabed 2030 and how your input could help the team map 100% of the seafloor.
For over 225 years, mariners have relied upon our charts, publications and data. But as the needs of users continue to evolve, so is our approach to delivering data, products and services - putting UX at the heart of what we do.
Creating an accurate geospatial picture of our coastlines can be a challenge. Find out how we're working with the Geospatial Commission and partners across UK government to improve the way we map our coastal zone.
As a government agency, we get to exchange skills and knowledge with our partners - this was the aim of a Test Engineering exchange programme organised in partnership with the Met Office.
Find out how we've automated the creation of a new coastline data set by combining satellite imagery and computer vision techniques.
At the UKHO, we provide a range of products, services and data sets to help others with critical decision-making. Whatever the user need, we’re always looking to provide the best user experience, which is why we've developed our new design system.
At the UKHO, handling marine data is at the core of what we do. Each year we receive wide-ranging information from across the globe - so we've developed a set of principles to guide us on how we should manage our data.