MIL OSI Translation. Region: Russian Federation –
In St. Petersburg, events took place on the occasion of the Day of the Military Hydrograph. This day is celebrated annually on October 13, since the creation in 1827 of the Office of the General Hydrograph – the prototype of the Main Directorate of Navigation and Oceanography of the Ministry of Defense of the Russian Federation, which throughout its entire activity solves the main task of navigating and hydrographic support of the Navy
Commander-in-Chief of the Russian Navy, Admiral Nikolai Evmenov, congratulated the personnel and veterans of the Navigation and Oceanography Directorate of the Ministry of Defense on their professional holiday.
The text of the congratulation says: “In 1718, the Admiralty Board was established, which existed for over 100 years; among her functions were the organization and management of hydrographic and cartographic work in the fleet. Then, in 1827, the Office of the General Hydrograph was created. From that moment on, military hydrography was actively developing in connection with the need of the domestic fleet for new data on marine geophysics, hydroacoustics, dynamics of water masses, information on the physicochemical properties of sea water, etc. In this regard, the tasks of the hydrographic service, carried out in various regions of the World Ocean, have significantly expanded and acquired even greater significance.
As Admiral Nikolay Evmenov noted, at the present stage, the activities of the hydrographic service include oceanographic research, topogeodetic and marine demarcation and delimitation works, the maintenance and development of a system of navigation equipment (including radio navigation), the development and equipping of the Navy with marine navigation and oceanography, creation and keeping up-to-date of digital databases of geospatial information on sea areas and coastal territories, introduction of autonomous unmanned underwater vehicles into the practice of research hydrographic work, providing mariners with modern nautical navigation charts and navigation aids.
“In recent years, the volume of integrated oceanographic research has doubled. In 2020, more than 10 oceanographic and hydrographic expeditions were conducted to explore the seas and oceans. In 2020, the hydrographic service was replenished with new ships and boats, among them – a small hydrographic vessel of project 19910 “Nikolay Skosyrev” in the Northern Fleet, a large hydrographic boat of project 23370G “Mikhail Kazansky” in the Baltic Fleet. By the end of the year, it is planned to accept three more units of large hydrographic boats into the Navy: project 23040G Boris Slobodnik, project 23370G Alexander Firsov for the Black Sea Fleet, project 19920 Alexander Makorta for the Northern Fleet, “the Russian Navy Commander-in-Chief said in his congratulations. Admiral Nikolai Evmenov, sent to the military hydrographs.
As the commander-in-chief emphasized, “in the new modern conditions, the hydrographic service of the Navy is successfully solving the state task of navigational and hydrographic support of the maritime activities of the Russian Federation, as well as the tasks of navigation, hydrographic, topogeodetic and hydrometeorological support of the actions of the forces of the Navy.”
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