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About Us

Informing maritime decisions

The UK Hydrographic Office is a leading centre for hydrography, providing marine geospatial data to inform maritime decisions.

We work with a wide range of data suppliers and partners to support maritime navigation, safety, security and marine development around the UK and worldwide.


Our portfolio

Trusted by mariners for safe, efficient and compliant navigation for more than 200 years, our market-leading portfolio of ADMIRALTY Maritime Data Solutions is found on over 90% of the world's ships trading internationally.

This includes the most comprehensive range of SOLAS-compliant digital services, charts and publications available.

​​​​​​​​15,750+
Electronic Navigational Charts
3,500+
Standard Nautical Charts
140+
Chart Agent offices worldwide
​​200+
ADMIRALTY Nautical Publications


Wider data solutions

From seabed to coastal to offshore, we provide access to a wide range of marine location-based information.

This includes tidal height and stream data, navigational hazards, light structures, port information, climatic conditions, maritime radio communications information and more. 

All this enables our customers to make better use of the constantly-changing marine environment and unlock a deeper understanding of the world's oceans.


Our expertise

We employ experts in a wide range of careers, from hydrography to data science and software development. These teams use innovative data science techniques and big data technology to handle complex data in new ways. 

Our use of marine data and technology, combined with our expertise, ensures we continue to innovate and provide a wider range of solutions.

To find out more about joining our team, view our careers page.