IC-ENC Regional Offices
IC-ENC Australia was set up in 2005, and is hosted by the Australian Hydrographic Service (AHS). The offices are located in Wollongong, New South Wales. IC-ENC Australia operates with one part-time Manager and one full-time Validator.
IC-ENC Australia provides local support to those members in the region, Australia and New Zealand. The ability to have validation issues dealt with in a timely manner with staff responsive to member needs working in a similar time zone is regarded as very advantageous.
IC-ENC Latin America
IC-ENC is pleased to announce the development of a new regional office in Brazil to be known as IC-ENC Latin America. This new regional office will be developed in partnership with the Directorate of Hydrography and Navigation (DHN) and will be located in the Niterói offices of DHN, near Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.
The first stage is for IC-ENC to train DHN staff in the IC-ENC ENC quality assurance practices, who will then be considered 'on loan' to IC-ENC. The stringent IC-ENC requirements in terms of staff performance and competence will be reached during 2015, with the IC-ENC Latin America office achieving full operating capability in early 2016.
IC-ENC Latin America will be responsible for validating data for those members in the region: Argentina, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Cuba, Ecuador, Mexico, Panama, Peru, Suriname, Uruguay, and Venezuela. The office will be run by one part-time Manager and two full-time Validators.
For more information about IC-ENC Regional Offices, please see the Regional Office Concept page.