International ENC Validation training course
...Training provided to 42 individuals from 30 different ENC producers
IC-ENC launched its International ENC Validation training course as part of its capacity building initiative at the start of 2014. A ‘pilot’
course ran successfully in March 2014 for three delegates, and we received some
great constructive feedback which was put into action straight away. Following
the success of the pilot course, the decision was made to deliver three training
courses in 2015. These three courses were held in:
- Taunton, UK - February
- Wollongong, New South Wales, Australia - May/June
- Panama, Central America - September
Following the successful delivery of these courses, IC-ENC has now provided training to 42 individuals from 30 different ENC producers. The IC-ENC Steering Committee has just approved the delivery of three more training courses in 2016:
- Taunton, UK - 4th - 14th July
- Panama Canal Authority, Panama - 5th - 16th September
- National Hydrographic Centre, Malaysia - TBC
Course Trainer's Message
International ENC Validation training course provides the knowledge, skills and
understanding required to enable ENC Production teams to perform validation in
their home offices to a high standard. The course allows familiarisation with the full IC-ENC ENC Validation process from start to finish, including conformance to the relevant IHO Standards and the various software tools used. The course also includes familiarisation with the eGlobe G2 ECDIS, and upon completion of the course, each delegate will be given the eGlobe G2 ECDIS software to take back to their offices in order to encourage ENC Production teams to include the use of an ECDIS as part of their production and validation processes.
This course has proven to be an excellent method for exchanging knowledge, ideas and experience between different producing nations. As a result, we see great working relationships established during the two week period.
In order to get the most from the course, I would highly encourage that you send at least two delegates from your offices to attend course in order that the knowledge can be shared amongst the whole office.
In addition to delivering training courses around the world for our members, we offer a four week training secondment for the heads of ENC production teams. Secondments are held at IC-ENC UK (HQ), and focus on providing the individuals a team leader perspective in order to maximise the potential of their ENC production team.
I thoroughly enjoyed delivering the training courses this year, and I am already excited for what 2016 has in store for IC-ENC and its members!"
“The most useful parts of the course were being able to get to know the whole process of validation from start to finish, and meeting IC-ENC staff members and representatives of other Hydrographic Office to exchange information and experiences amongst ourselves” – Slovenian Hydrographic Office