Bangladesh Navy observed the World Hydrography Day-2022 with this year's theme of Hydrography- Contributing to the United Nations Ocean Decade on Tuesday at 0830 hours.
To observe the day, a seminar was organized at BNS ISSA KHAN Area Multipurpose Hall, Chattogram Naval Base, under the management of the Chief Hydrographer of the Bangladesh Navy.
Commander Chattogram Naval Area Rear Admiral M Nazmul Hassan was present as the chief guest. High officials from various maritime organizations, members and representatives of the National Hydrographic Committee, Port Authorities, Universities, Maritime Research and Training Institutes and many Hydrographers were present at the seminar.
The speakers, hydrographers and experts emphasized the enhancement of cooperation and coordination between the stakeholders related to Hydrography for promoting the Blue Economy of Bangladesh. They also discussed sustainable ocean management, remote sensing in oceanography, blue Economy and the importance of ocean literacy in achieving the UN Ocean Decade Goal in the seminar.
BN Chief Hydrographer Commodore A K M Sherafullah of Bangladesh Navy delivered the welcome speech. The Director Hydrography and Director General of Bangladesh Institute of Maritime Research and Development (BIMRAD) Captain M Minarul Hoque presented the keynote paper. It was a delightful program for all the participants on that particular day.