The Korea Hydrographic and Oceanographic Agency (KHOA), with their Training Research and Development Centre (TRDC), hosted the International Hydrographic Organisation (IHO) Training For Trainers Programme (TFT) from November 1st to November 12th, 2021. The TRDC was established in Busan, Republic of Korea, under the IHO East Asia Hydrographic Commission (EAHC), in 2013.
At the request of KHOA, Deborah Livingston and José Arias of IIC Technologies facilitated the live, online, and in-person IHO TFT sessions in Busan. Twenty-three senior government and naval hydrographic office personnel, from 20 countries, spanning seven continents, attended the TFT programme.
IHO Member State countries includedBangladesh, Bulgaria, Chile, Colombia, Georgia, Ghana, Guatemala, Latvia, Mauritius, Myanmar, Nigeria, Peru, Republic of Korea, Saudi Arabia, Singapore, Sri Lanka, Thailand, Tunisia, Venezuela, and Vietnam. Eachhad their senior hydrographic training instructors enrolled in this course. Working group breakout sessions were conducted in English and Spanish.
IIC appreciated the hospitality and extraordinary efforts of KHOA to put this program on given current realities, and we look forward to continued work in the future.