The Arctic Regions and Hydrographic Surveys

The overall objective of the Danish Geodata Agency is to promote safe passage in Danish waters, the waters around the Faroe Islands and the waters around Greenland.

The Arctic Regions and Hydrographic Surveys is responsible for conducting hydrographic surveys and for quality assuring and storing water depth data for Danish waters, the waters around the Faroe Islands and the waters around Greenland. The Arctic Regions and Hydrographic Surveys is responsible for producing and updating nautical charts for the waters around Greenland. All activities are managed through efficient, standardised processes.


Objective:

  • Maintaining and developing the Danish Geodata Agency’s nautical charts for the waters around Greenland to ensure safe passage
  • Compiling the necessary water depth data to ensure safe passage
  • Data and nautical charts are kept as up-to-date as possible
  • Working procedures are efficient, standardised and based on uniform systems and processes
  • Internal and external deliveries are timely and meet the necessary and agreed quality level
  • Knowledge used in connection with these activities is based on the latest technology

 

Activities:

  • Hydrographic surveys and processing of water depth data for Danish waters, the waters around the Faroe Islands and the waters around Greenland
  • Organisation, quality assurance and storing of existing and new water depth data
  • Creating a coherent flow of water depth data internally in the Danish Geodata Agency
  • Production and updating of nautical charts for the waters around Greenland – ENC, printed charts and habour charts
  • Delivery of other maritime data on the waters around Greenland – Defence Command Denmark etc.
  • Responsibility for the cooperation agreement with the Government of Greenland
  • Safeguarding the interests of the Danish Geodata Agency in the Arctic maritime area
  • Responsibility for the work of the Danish Geodata Agency under the auspices of the EU project FAMOS


Head of division
Rune Carbuhn Andersen (acting)