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Abbreviations

Updated Monday 29 September 2014
ACMA Atlantic Cable Maintenance Agreement
ARPA Automatic Radar Plotting Aid
BGS British Geological Survey
CCITT The International Telegraph and Telephone Consultative Committee
CIGRE Conference International Grande Reseaux Electriques
DGPS Differential Global Positioning System
DMA Defense Mapping Agency (USA)
EC Electronic Chart
ECDB Electronic Chart Data Base
ECDIE Electronic Chart Display Equipment
ECDIS Electronic Chart Display and Information Systems
ECN Electronic Navigational Chart
ED50 European Datum 1950 (North Sea Charting Datum)
FAO United Nations Food and Agriculture Committee
GHDB Governmental Hydrographic Data Base
GIS Geographical Information System
GPS Global Positioning System
HO Hydrographic Office
IALA International Association of Lighthouse Authorities
ICES International Council for the Exploration of the Sea
ICPC International Cable Protection Committee
IEEE The Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers
IFREMER Institut Francais de recherche pour l'exploitation de la mer
IHB International Hydrographic Bureau
IHO International Hydrographic Organisation
IMO International Maritime Organization
INMARSAT International Maritime Satellite Organisation
IOC Intergovernmental Oceanographic Commission (UNESCO Subsidiary)
IOMAC Indian Ocean Maritime Affairs Cooperation
IOS Institute of Oceanographic Sciences
MIAS Marine Information and Advisory Service
MMS U.S. Minerals Management Service
MTS Marine Technology Society
NAD North American Datum
NERC Natural Environment Research Council
NOAA National Oceanographic and Atmosphere Administration
NOS National Ocean Survey
NSCC North Sea Communications Conference
NSCMA North Sea Cable Maintenance Agreement
NSHC North Sea Hydrographic Commission
OMM Oceanographic Museum of Monaco
OSGB Ordnance Survey of Great Britain
PIOCMA MAC Pacific and Indian Ocean Cable Maintenance Mutual Assistance Committee
PTC Pacific Telecommunications Council
ROV Remotely Operated Vehicle
RTCM Radio Technical Committee for Maritime Service
SCARAB Submersible Craft Assisting Repair and Burial
SEAIOCMA South East Asia and Indian Ocean Cable Maintenance Agreement
SFIA Sea Fish Industry Authority (UK)
USCG U.S. Coast Guard
WGS72 World Geodetic System 1972 (Datum for Transit System)
WGS84 World Geodetic System 1984 (Datum for GPS and DGPS)
WHOI Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution