In the service of maritime navigation and the seas
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Here you can search all official publications of the BSH. The search with a predefined topic can be found via the modules below.
Information on all nautical products
The BSH does not distribute its publications directly to end customers and private individuals. Further information can be found here.
Here you can find general information about BSH such as our annual reports, brochures on our duties and activities or special reports on our history.
Access our report series with reports on sea ice, the physical state of the North Sea, hazardous substances, tsunamis or tides as well as publications on environmental issues.
Our nautical publications include sailing directions, lists of lights, lists of radio signals as well as brochures and flyers on other nautical topics.
Information on our sea charts for North Sea and Baltic Sea produced for the maritime industry and regional shipping.
Here you can find more information on maps and atlases produced for special purposes such as topographical maps, sea border charts, tidal or ice atlases.
Publications required for planning and coordinating the diverse activities within the German maritime territory.
The Federal Maritime and Hydrographic Agency is a higher federal authority in Germany
coming under the jurisdiction of the Federal Ministry of Transport and Digital Infrastructure.
Federal Maritime and Hydrographic Agency
Bernhard-Nocht-Str. 78, 20359 Hamburg | Neptunallee 5, 18057 Rostock