Following a decision taken by the United Nations, 21st June has been proclaimed the World Hydrography Day. In this way, the world’s community demonstrated its appreciation for the work that hydrographers do, the results of which has a huge impact on the safety of seafarers navigating across seas and oceans.
This year, the theme of the Day, as suggested by the International Hydrographic Organization, IHO, is Mapping our seas, oceans and waterways – more important than ever.
In Poland, for the first time, the national celebrations will be held in Kołobrzeg, a town located in the Polish central coast, in co-operation with the Chief Official of Kołobrzeg, the Board of the Harbour of Kołobrzeg, and the local Museum of Polish Arms. The celebrations are starting 09:00 hrs, 21st June 2017, in Kołobrzeg Marina, where surveying equipment and instruments will be put on displayed for a wider public. At the same time, ORP Heweliusz, a survey ship, and ORP Nakło, a minesweeper, representing, respectively, 3rd Ships Flotilla and 8th Coast Defence Flotilla will be open to the public from 10:00 to 12:00 hrs and from 14:00 to 16:00 hrs. Starting at 10:00 hrs, in the Conference Room of the Marina, the conference will convene during which experts representing the Hydrographic Office of the Polish Navy, the Naval Academy, and the mentioned museum will give lectures on subjects related to the Day’s theme.