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Mathias Jonas

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Mathias Jonas

Dr. Jonas is the Secretary-General of the International Hydrographic Organization (IHO) since 2017. Prior to this appointment he held the posts of Vice President of the Federal Maritime and Hydrographic Agency and National Hydrographer of Germany with responsibility for sea survey and sea cartography.

Being a mariner, Dr Jonas has been is involved in integrated navigation matters since the beginning of the nineties. In addition he has completed the world’s first technical certification of an Electronic Chart Display and Information System in1999 and has continuously contributed to IMO and IHO standardisation activities for navigation equipment, survey and cartography since. As one of the responsibilities of his current post he holds the Chair of the Hydrographic Commission on Antarctica.

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