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In an effort to transition from paper-based books to a more data-centric information system, these product specifications were decided by the group. The information stored in N-Pubs were broken into manageable thematic information blocks that could be assigned to individuals within the group who are subject-matter experts.
The following pages contain discussion and work being done on each specific product specification (an * means there is no sample data so the page is rather empty, highlighted are being "intensively worked on"):
describing protected areas and related features, regulations, and similar information about protected areas.
indicating the location, availability, type of radio communications, frequencies, and content of radio services for navigational information and other maritime radio communications.
not under NIPWG responsibility
describing navigationally features including lights and other navigation aids, both physical and virtual, temporary and seasonal marks, and local AIS application-specific messages.
describing marine and terrestrial topography, prevailing, seasonal, and hazardous currents, tides, weather, and other environmental conditions.
describing vessel traffic services, pilotage, routeing systems, and ship reporting systems.
describing the product, coverage, and publication information of various products, ranging from paper publications such as paper charts and printed sailing directions to digital products such as ENCs and e-Navigation services.
S-12x - Marine Services*
S-12x - Digital Mariners' Routeing Guide*
S-12x - Marine Harbour Infrastructure*
Since many of these S-xxx standards originated from Coast Pilots and Sailing Directions, here is a list of member states nautical publications for reference:
- Australia's Seafarer Handbook
- New Zealand Nautical Almanac
- Peru Coast Pilot
- U.K. Sailing Directions
- U.S. Coast Pilot
- U.S. NGA Sailing Directions
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