The nautical chart is designed to provide mariners with navigational and hydrographic information necessary for safe navigation.
We produce and publish both paper and electronic nautical charts at different scales based on up-to-date computer technologies.
Nautical Chart is an essential tool used for solving any navigational issues, such as examination, analyzing and selection of the data on navigational and hydrographic situation in the World Ocean. Depending on the chart scale and purpose, it may provide a detailed representation of the coastline, natural features of the seabed (soundings and isobaths), navigational hazards, sea floor grounds, aids to navigation, landmarks, fairways, areas prohibited for navigation as well as other elements necessary for safe navigation.
Copyright Registration Certificate No. 18469 dated 31.10.06
Electronic Nautical Chart (ENC) is a dataset organized to represent the part of the earth’s surface and developed on the basis of cartographic generalization rules in appropriate coordinate and elevation systems. In other words, it is an encoded description of geographical reality displayed on a screen using software and hardware of electronic cartographic system.
All charts meet the updating requirements by providing timely updates.
In order to familiarize a wide range of consumers with the products of the State Hydrographic Service of Ukraine as well as provide visual information on the overall geographic arrangement of cartographical load of charts, the site shows images of the official navigational charts.
All the cartographical images are scoping ones not suitable for use for navigational purposes. The SHSU does not bear responsibility if they are used for unintended purposes.