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Jeppesen and Brazil forge marine data derivation agreement

Jeppesen and Brazil’s Directorate of Hydrography and Navigation (DHN) have reached an agreement giving Jeppesen access to all of the nautical charts and data published by DHN for Brazil’s sovereign waters.

The agreement, signed through Empresa Gerencial de Projetos Navais (EMGEPRON), will allow Jeppesen to use DHN’s high quality nautical charts and data in its industry leading marine navigation products for both commercial and light marine users.

With direct access to sovereign data, Jeppesen is able to ensure the highest levels of quality and integrity, thereby increasing the safety of maritime navigation. The agreement also makes possible new chart and data coverage areas for Brazilian waters.

In addition, Jeppesen and DHN have a letter of intent, under which the two are discussing the use of Jeppesen dKart tools and software by DHN to digitize and automate the production of Notices to Mariners, List of Lights and other aids to navigation.

“Jeppesen is committed to supporting sovereign organizations, such as DHN, in their mission of ensuring safe and efficient navigation within their waters,” says Michael Bergmann, director, Maritime Industry Affairs and Services for Jeppesen.

“We look forward to a long and mutually beneficial cooperation between our organizations.”

“DHN is responsible for ensuring the safety of maritime navigation in Brazilian waters and NAVAREA-V,” says admiral Luiz Fernando Palmer Fonseca, director of the Brazilian Hydrographic Service.

“The agreement with Jeppesen will allow broadening the scope of products for navigation and, doing so, will support our mission, and increase quality and integrity of nautical products. We understand that the products to be supplied by Jeppesen will expand the offerings of new products for specific customers such as pilotage or sports and recreation, among others.”