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28 April 2016

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 you understand these issues, so that you and your fleet can remain compliant and make the most of ECDIS.

Presented by industry experts Captain Paul Hailwood and Tom Mellor, each seminar highlights and discusses a shipping company's responsibilities in relation to the key topics below, with your questions and comments encouraged throughout the seminar.

Legal Requirements

ECDIS Maintenance

Chart Data Considerations

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ECDIS Management

Content will benefit any person involved with the shipping industry including, managers, owners, ship personnel, regulators and auditors to achieve this important requirement. You will have ample opportunity to get involved, bring your issues and challenges, ask questions and seek solutions whilst networking with other industry colleagues.​​

​Event location​Date of event​Registration details
​Limassol, Cyprus7 March 2017Complete
Piraeus, Greece8 - 9 March 2017 Complete  
Sea Asia, Singapore25 - 27 April 2017Complete


Captain Paul Hailwood

​Paul has significant experience in the Merchant Navy and Maritime Industry and has proven ability in every setting and achieving pro​gram goals through sound project management, lateral thinking and motivation of colleagues.

Paul's educational background includes a Certificate of Competency Master (STCW 95) Unlimited, MSc Research and Consultancy and is a Younger Brethren of Trinity House.

Paul is an internationally renowned expert on ECDIS and integrated bridge operations. He specialises in assisting shipping companies with the development and implementation of practical and efficient bridge procedures during the adoption of Integrated Bridge Systems including ECDIS.

Paul has worked with many prestigious new ship builds and shipping companies, including cruises ships, tankers, large yachts and numerous other commercial companies. In addition to this work he conducts Risk Management surveys for insurance underwriters and has acted as expert witness on a number of navigation related incidents.


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 Products & Services 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.