Case history

  • 1973: launching of the training of the first hydrographs;
  • 1977: creation of a hydrographic building block inside the cartography and remote sensing national institute (INCT).its missions were limited to the cartography and the diffusion of nautical information.
  • 1980: Acquisition of the hydrographic ship “El Idrissi” and the execution since 1981 of the first hydrographic campaigns.
  • 1982:
    • Creation of hydrographic section related to the national marine, with a status that relates it directly to the commander of naval forces, and even promoted it into an institution of services and works, decentralized and non-commercial, in charge of the realization of services and works in term of hydrography and oceanography that are necessary to national activities.
    • Creation of regional levels called “regional hydrographic services SHR) in charge of hydro meteorological and navigation support in the maritime facades.
  • 1996: adhesion of Algeria to the International Hydrographic Organization (IHO).