Romanian Maritime Hydrographic Directorate
Romanian Maritime Hydrographic Directorate comes with strong expertise in the hydrographic and oceanographic research ﬁeld at the international and regional level, as the main expert in the western Black Sea on matters concerning the maritime boundaries and maritime geography.
Since 1926, MHD has been designated as a national authority with an advisory role for government institutions and operators in the maritime field including specialized structure providing the oceanographic support for the Romanian Navy.
Some of its main attributes are to implement the IHO procedures for the oceanographic research and hydrographic surveys, to provide the technical support for the oceanographic activities performed by other Romanian or foreign, public or private institutions and organizations, under the Romanian Hydrographic Law, and to cooperate with the military and civilian specialized institutions and structures (NATO, IHO, IMO, BASWG, MBSHC, etc.). The main missions of MHD are: hydrographic and oceanographic surveying to support the Black Sea navigation; studies on the morphology and morphological changes of the Black Sea bottom; periodical hydrographic and oceanographic measurements with statistical aspect in the support of Navy warfare.
Romanian Maritime Hydrographic Directorate maintains permanent collaboration relationships with many hydrographic institutions from different states around the world (USA, Greece, U.K., Italy, Turkey, Bulgaria, etc.).