STUDY ON THE TRAINING OF INTERNATIONAL NAUTICAL CARTOGRAPHERS
S. Li, Y. Zheng, H. Chen, X. Dai
Department of hydrography and cartography, Dalian, China
The IHO members are over seventy. The continuity and extensity of sea area bring along and accelerate the cooperation of coastal states. It is necessary to train the international nautical cartographers. This paper describes developing process of internationalization of chart cartographic education, and then states the form and content of training of international nautical cartographers, after that points out main questions existing in the training syllabus for international nautical cartographers, at last gives suggestions to develop chart cartographic education for IHO members, such as adjusting the curriculum system, optimizing and renovating the content of teaching, reinforcing the practical teaching elements, publishing and using international textbooks and references, teaching in English as possible, etc.