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12 November 2019

ADMIRALTY 'A Future with ECDIS' seminars

​​​​​​​​To achieve the full benefits of ECDIS, a ship manager must be aware of the latest advances in technology that can enhance safety and performance.

ADMIRALTY 'A Future with ECDIS' seminars are designed to help you understand the latest developments in ECDIS and associated equipment, so that you can fully realise the potential of ECDIS while remaining compliant.

Led by Tom Mellor, Head of Digital Standards at the UKHO, the technical seminar will cover the following key topics:


  • Cyber security – risk assessments, insurance, crew training

  • Connected ECDIS – back of bridge developments, S-mode, high density ENCs

  • Maritime connectivity – satellite communications, Big Data

  • Software and hardware maintenance – IHO updates, regulatory compliance


As part of the seminar, you will also be able to download an interactive app, with live polls, downloadable course materials and the opportunity to raise your own questions throughout the session.


Upcoming seminars 

We will be running our new seminar at events including Marintec China in December, see below for full details.

​Event location​Date of event​Registration details
Marintec China 2019, China
3 - 5 December 2019
Register here



Tom Mellor

Tom Mellor is the Head of OEM Technical Support and Digital Standards at the UKHO.

He is responsible for the UKHO technical programme, providing consultancy to ECDIS OEMs and third-party developers who use ADMIRALTY Maritime Data Solutions in their applications. He is also heavily involved with the development and maintenance of International Hydrographic Organization (IHO) and International Electrotechnical Commission (IEC) standards.

In addition to this, Tom is the Chairman of the IHO Electronic Navigational Chart Working Group (ENC WG), leading on all aspects of ENC and ECDIS standards.

Tom has a vast amount of expertise and knowledge of emerging IHO standards S-100 and S-101, and took responsibility for drafting the first product specification of S-101. After a three-year period working offshore in the oil and gas sector he came back on land and joined the UKHO as an ENC compiler in 2003.