MONAC0, 5 MAY 23 - 3rd International Hydrographic Organization (IHO) Assembly. Rear Admiral Dato’ Hanafiah bin Hassan, Director General of the National Hydrographic Centre of Malaysia, leads the delegation from Malaysia attending the 3rd International Hydrographic Organization (IHO) Assembly in Monaco on 1-5 May 2023. Over 450 hydrographers and ocean enthusiasts from around the world gather in Monaco during this assembly. The gathering provides a forum for countries to come together, discuss new developments in technical standards, ocean mapping, and agree on resolutions to guide activities. This year, the key topics covered will include the future of charts and the steps to ensure the transition to digital data systems. HSH Prince Albert II of Monaco inaugurated the Assembly, along with keynote speakers Dr Heike Deggim of the IMO, Dr Kerri-Ann Jones of OECD, and Dr Vladimir Ryabinin of IOC UNESCO (UNESCO Ocean).