18 March 2022

Supporting the future of navigation and the future of our oceans


The next generation of navigation solutions will transform the way we use marine data – supporting safer, more efficient voyages, advancing the prospect of autonomous shipping, and underpinning an even wider range of decisions made by mariners and shore-based users.

At the heart of these new solutions is the new S-100 data standards; but what do these standards mean? And how will they support decision making?

The new data standards can also provide more insightful, more usable information to support improved decision-making on sustainability and protection of the marine environment.

This new animated digital twin of the real world, developed by the UK Hydrographic Office, briefly explores these data standards in context, showing the wide range of benefits they can unlock in the changing maritime landscape.


A New Generation of Data Standards

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In the interests of improved decision-making in the marine environment, and to support the development, testing and use of future S-100 products and services, we have made S-100 trial data sets available for download at no cost to the user. These are available to download via the ADMIRALTY Marine Data Portal.

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