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01 July 2017

UKHO 'Living with ECDIS' Seminars

​​​​​​Living with ECDIS requires a ship manager and the ship's officers to be constantly aware of changes in le​gal requirements and maintenance issues. ADMIRALTY 'Living with ECDIS' Seminars are designed to help understand these issues to ensure the individual and their fleet can remain compliant whilst getting the most from their ECDIS.

The seminar will benefit any person involved with the shipping industry including, managers, owners, ship personnel, regulators and auditors. There is opportunity to raise your real-world issues and challenges, ask questions and seek solutions whilst networking with other industry colleagues.​​

​Event location​Date of event​Registration details
Posidonia, Greece5 - 7 June 2018 Register here
SMM Hamburg, Germany4 - 6 September 2018TBC



Led by Tom Mellor, each seminar highlights and discusses a shipping company's responsibilities in relation to the key topics above, with your question​s and comments encouraged throughout the seminar.

  • Legal Requirements - Training, PSC Inspections

  • ECDIS Maintenance - IHO S-52 Presentation Library

  • Chart Data Considerations - ENC ordering and updating

  • ECDIS Management - ECDIS policies and procedures, cyber security


Thomas Mellor

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

He is responsible for the UKHO technical programme, providing  consultancy t​o 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 C​hairman 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’s 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 complier in 2003.