The navigational charts for the Antarctic seas – the Commonwealth, Davis, Cosmonauts, Lazarev and Rieser-Larsen regions – will be republished before the end of 2017 on the results of the expedition of the Admiral Vladimirsky oceanographic research vessel (OIF) of the Russian Navy, said the captain of navigation and oceanography of the Russian Defense Ministry 1 rank Sergei Travin following the meeting, which was held at the Admiralty under the leadership of the Commander-in-Chief of the Russian Navy, Admiral Vladimir Korolev, and was devoted to the results of hydrographic work Navy Service for the Development of Marine Cartography. This is reported by the Department of Information and Mass Communications of the Ministry of Defense of the Russian Federation.
According to Captain Sergey Travin, the re-edition of the navigational charts of the Antarctic seas coincides with the 190th anniversary of the Navigation and Oceanography Directorate, which is celebrated this year. The new maps will be based on materials of research and hydrographic works carried out in 2015-2016 during the Antarctic expedition of the OIS Admiral Vladimirsky.
He also noted that on the basis of the work carried out by the Hydrographic Service of the Navy, one of the world’s largest collection of navigational charts and navigation aids was created, which includes 8400 admiralty nautical chart numbers and 620 guides and swimming aids. “The bank of electronic navigational charts is actively replenished, card printing on demand is introduced and widely used, which allows to completely reduce the cost of storing and transporting cards,” added Sergei Travin.
The Department of Navigation and Oceanography of the Ministry of Defense of the Russian Federation publishes international and national sea navigation maps of the seas washing Antarctica and supports them at the level of modern requirements within the framework of the international obligations of the Russian Federation to create and maintain a national collection of marine navigational charts of the World Ocean.