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ECDIS equipment is specified in the IMO ECDIS Performance Standards (IMO Resolution A.817 (19)) as follows:

"Electronic Chart Display and Information System (ECDIS) means a navigation information system which, with adequate back up arrangements, can be accepted as complying with the up-to-date chart required by regulation V/19 & V/27 of the 1974 SOLAS Convention, by displaying selected information from a system electronic navigational chart (SENC) with positional information from navigation sensors to assist the mariner in route planning and route monitoring, and by displaying additional navigation-related information if required."

In future, the demands for ECDIS as an indispensable device for safe navigation of the ship is expected to rise more and more with the increasing number of published electronic navigation chart (ENC) and also the increase of resource and energy import by rising countries such as China.

In this report will introduce new model ECDIS which JRC has developed along with the latest revision of the rule of IMO.

Keiichi Hirayama
Juichi Suzuki
Takeshi Tokoi
Hideo Mochizuki
Noriyuki Kawai
Yusuke Shibuya