Health Desk-- 22 June, 2018: The Word Hydrography Day was observed in Bangladesh as elsewhere across the world on Tuesday aiming to highlight the importance of hydrography and raise public awareness about the vital role that hydrography plays in everyone’s life.
This year the theme of the day is “Bathymetry-the foundation for sustainable seas, oceans and waterways”.
Marking the day Bangladesh Navy arranged a seminar to commemorate the day in Chattogram which would help develop the environment.
Speakers said, “The basic premise of hydrography is to provide essential information to mariners about the safe waterways through nautical charts and publications. Knowledge on the shape and the depth of the seabed has a significant impact on how sea level rise, storm and tsunamis affect the coastline.”
Apart from that hydrography plays a vital role in pursuing the activities like oil-gas exploration, dredging activities, offshore construction, cables and pipelines laying, telecommunications, weather & climate science, environmental monitoring, aquaculture, mineral resources, energy, biomedicine, ocean science and observation.
Representatives from different ministries and maritime stakeholders and members of the National Hydrographic Committee along with senior naval officers were present at the seminar.