NGA posts solicitation for Cat B nautical cartography training
On December 2, the National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency posted a solicitation for a Category B Nautical Cartography program (Solicitation Number: HM047617R0013). Questions are due by noon on Wednesday, December 7. Proposals are due by noon on Friday, December 16.
The National Geospatial-lntelligence Agency (NGA) has a requirement for an internationally certified Category B (CAT B) Nautical Cartography Program that is certified to the International Hydrographic Office (‘HO’s) Standards of Competence for Nautical Cartographers (S-8) suitable for NGA analysts performing Maritime functions.
S-8 is the standard describing the competences for nautical cartographers and Category B programs introduce the competences from a practical level. Category B programs provide the practical comprehension, along with the essential theoretical background, necessary for individuals to carry out the various nautical cartography tasks. Specifically, this training will include components of instruction: Foundations of Marine Geospatial Information; Assessment, Compilation & Production; Marine Environment: Physical Characteristics & Legal Issues; Marine Spatial Data Infrastructure; Remote Sensing for Hydrographers.
Full information is available here.