National Hydrographic Office conducts training course on data management
Muscat - National Hydrographic Office of the Royal Navy of Oman (RNO) last week organised a five-day course on data management and infrastructure for spatial data. The training course was held at Park Inn by Radisson Muscat, stated a press release. The event was attended by a number of high ranking officers from RNO, in addition to a number of employees from the government institutions.
The course was conducted by a number of highly skilled trainers in the field, under the patronage of Brig Gen Khamis bin Salim al Jabri, director general for Operations and Plans, RNO.
The course was held under the patronage of the Ministry of Defence and the Sultan’s Armed Forces in the field of development. It aimed at raising awareness in the importance of spatial data infrastructure (SDI) and the development of a broader perspective of joint action and cooperation among the relevant institutions in the field.
It also sought to highlight the importance of marine data information to integrate spatial data, and provide information along the coastline to support national planning and development.
The course included a number of themes, such as the challenges and key elements of SDI, information and communication technology, standards and governance data, as well as the best practices of data management and its role in ensuring the successful implementation of national spatial data interfaces.
The mechanism for the participation of the National Hydrographic Office of Oman and other government entities concerned with marine data in enhancing marine spatial data, were also included in the course, added the release.
The services provided by the National Hydrographic Office in RNO related to the collection and analysis of marine data and the presentation of the data by maps and other products, are considered as one of the pillars of the development of the Oman’s spatial data’s infrastructure.
It undoubtedly contributes effectively to national development plans.