The UK CHP yearbook and shapefiles

Information about the joint MCA and UK Hydrographic Office Civil Hydrography Programme (CHP), the initiative to maps and measure UK waters.

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CHP: Completed and Planned Surveys.


United Kingdom CHP yearbook: 2013 edition

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The CHP yearbook

This gives information and guidance on:

  • the CHP initiative
  • why and how the Maritime and Coastguard Agency (MCA) collects bathymetric data
  • how to propose a bathymetric survey of your own to MCA
  • wrecks such as the SS Richard Montgomery
  • guidelines for offshore developers
  • partnerships and survey plans

CHP shapefiles and resurvey data

Download the MCA survey shapefile

See the UK Hydrographic Office (UKHO)’s analysis of resurvey data

Published 1 May 2014