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How to provide ADMIRALTY Maritime Data Solutions

The UK Hydrographic Office has various networks of approved suppliers who provide ADMIRALTY products, services and data to support navigation and those working in the blue economy.


Applying to become an ADMIRALTY Distributor


An ADMIRALTY Distributor sells products and services for navigation, primarily to regulated SOLAS ships.

If you would like to be considered for appointment as an ADMIRALTY Distributor please ensure you meet the criteria before proceeding to complete and return the application, both of which are below. 

Applications will be evaluated against standard criteria. Application periods are usually quarterly, with applications reviewed during each quarter review within the following month. The next application period runs from1 July 2021 to 30 September 2021, with the review process being complete in October 2021.

Distributor Appointment Criteria 

Distributor Application Form 



Applying to become an ADMIRALTY Technical Solution Provider


An ADMIRALTY Technical Solution Provider sells products and services that help those working in the blue economy to make better decisions and truly make the most of the world's oceans.

We're continuing to innovate so that we can meet the evolving needs of these users and reach wider markets and are currently accepting applications to provide AVCS Online.

If you would like to be considered for appointment as an ADMIRALTY Technical Solution Provider, please ensure you meet the criteria before proceeding to complete and return the application, both of which are below.  

Applications can be submitted at any point throughout the year and will be evaluated against standard criteria within 30 days of acknowledgement of receipt.


Technical Solution Provider Application Questionnaire (AVCS Online) 

Technical Solution Provider Appointment Criteria 

AVCS Online Information Pack