The need for e-learning to support IHO CB initiative was
raised first by France a t the 1st Session of the IHO
Assembly in 2017. Following the submission of the
proposal (Pro 3.3) for the establishment of an IHO
e-learning Center by the Republic of Korea to the 2nd
Session of the IHO Assembly (A-2), the Capacity Building
Sub-Committee (CBSC) established the e-Learning Project
Team (PT) to start preparing for the establishment of the
IHO e-Learning Center including clear guidelines in
cooperation with the Republic of Korea. A-2 endorsed
the activities to create the IHO e-Learning Center. These
guidelines were written by the e-Learning Project Team
following a comprehensive review of the experience of
various IHO Member States as well as other organizations internationally.
e-Learning has high potential for expanding and
improving hydrographic capacity. As e-learning is not
limited to time and place compared to face-to-face
learning, so IHO Member Sta tes can benefit from it
equally. As e-learning contents, once created, can
continue to be used, and reused and updated, this
learning me thod is less dependent on possible fluctuations
in the budget allocated for capacity building (CB) by the
IHO. IHO's limited CB Fund has limitations difficulties in
fulfilling requests for expanding face-to-face CB
activities, whereas e-learning contents, once created, can
continue to be used.
e-learning can provide agile adaptability to rapid
technological changes in the field of hydrography. It can
also be an effective countermeasure to overcome
situa tions in which global disasters, such as the COVID-19
pandemic, hinder CB activities.
The goal of the IHO e-Learning Center is to support the
hydrographic community with e-learning to expand
capacity building activities.
Mission and Object
The mission of the IHO e-Learning Center is to support
the enhancement of the global hydrographic capacity,
training, science, methods and technology.
The objectives of the IHO e-Learning Center are as follows:
Center Support Team
The scope of work
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