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|United Kingdom Hydrographic Office
|Ministry or Agency
|The UKHO is a government Trading Fund and part of the Ministry of Defence. the UKHO primary activity is the provision of navigational products and services to the Royal Navy and the merchant marine in compliance with Safety Of Life At Sea (SOLAS) Regulations.
Marketed under the Admiralty brand, the UKHO's product portfolio offers worldwide coverage in the form of 3,300 Standard Navigational Charts and 220 Navigational Publications. In addition to these more 'traditional' products, UKHO also produce a range of electronic charts known as ARCS (Admiralty Raster Chart Service) and a popular range of Leisure Charts and Editions produced specifically for the small craft and leisure mariner.
Based in Taunton in the South West of England, the UKHO employs nearly 1,000 people across a range of specialisms including Chart Compilation and production, navigational textual editing and publishing, Physical Oceanography, Geodesy and Law of the Sea as well as Finance, Marketing, Human Resources and Information Technology.