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International co-operation


The BSH is very active on the international stage. Measures aimed at improving, for example, the safety of navigation or the effectiveness of marine environmental protection can only be implemented successfully in a joint effort made by the community of nations. The BSH is actively engaged in more than 20 international organisations where it contributes, in co-operation with the other nations, to the development of uniform standards and regulations - a field of activity which has high priority at the BSH.

In order to develop and optimize our range of products, we co-operate closely with our foreign partners. Based on numerous bilateral agreements, the official nautical charts carrying the blue BSH logo have a coverage extending across nearly all European sea areas from Scandinavia to Gibraltar.

Some important international organisations to whose work we contribute:

EuroGOOS:  Association of European maritime institutions contributing to the development of a Global Ocean Observing System (GOOS)

HELCOM  Convention on the Protection of the Marine Environment of the Baltic Sea Area (Helsinki Convention)

ICES: International Council for the Exploration of the Sea

IHO: International Hydrographic Organization

IMO: International Maritime Organization

IOC: Intergovernmental Oceanographic Commission

OSPAR: Convention for the Protection of the Marine Environment of the North-East Atlantic (OSPAR Convention)


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Dr. Bernd Brügge or phone +49 40 3190 - 3000

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