Hydrographic and Oceanographic Service of the Chilean Navy

Coat of arms of the Chilean Navy

Agency of the Chilean Navy managing situations dealing with hydrography and oceanography, including tides and tsunamis.

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Chilean Navy

Naval warfare service branch of the Chilean Armed Forces.

Coat of arms of the Chilean Navy
The Chilean Squadron sails off for Perú
Chilean Navy officer's uniform, circa 1890
The Chilean Air Force bombs the Chilean Fleet at the port of Coquimbo during the Chilean naval mutiny of 1931.(Probably a faked photo)
Sa'ar 4 type ship of the Chilean Navy
Chilean Navy special forces sailors seen here using the MP5N.
Amphibious landing ship Foudre
Naval Battle of Iquique. Esmeralda versus Huascar
Battleship Almirante Latorre
The submarine Simpson (SS-21) entering Pearl Harbor, Hawaii in 2004
Capitan Prat on the North Sea
Chilean Navy Cougar
Chilean frigate Almirante Blanco Encalada at Pearl Harbor, 2006
The Chilean training ship {{ship||Esmeralda|BE-43|6}} in Charlottetown
Headquarters of Chilean Navy, in Valparaíso

To deal with this new area of activity, the navy founded in 1874 the Hydrographic Office, whose first director was Francisco Vidal Gormaz.

Tsunami warning system

Used to detect tsunamis in advance and issue the warnings to prevent loss of life and damage to property.

Evacuation route sign in a low-lying coastal area on the West Coast of the United States
Japanese Tsunami warning sign
Tsunami Early Warning Tower board in Hikkaduwa, Sri Lanka
Tsunami warning system in East Timor
Mast with warning system, and sign detailing escape routes, on the coast of Okumatsushima, Miyagi prefecture, Japan (this coast was severely hit by the 2011 tsunami)

The network completed the tidal gauge of the Hydrographic and Oceanographic Service of the Chilean Navy.

List of lights

Publication describing lighthouses and other aids to maritime navigation.

The front cover of a List of Lights volume
Admiralty List of Lights & Fog Signals vol. H: Northern and Eastern Coasts of Canada

3007) by the Hydrographic and Oceanographic Service of the Chilean Navy (SHOA)

Lighthouses in Chile

Chile has a large and intricate coastline of 4000 km with myriads of islands, islets, straits, bays, and fjords.

Punta Tablas lighthouse, 7 km north of Los Vilos in Central Chile
The Capitán Leonidas, sitting firmly on the flattened top of an underwater mountain called Bajo Cotopaxi in the Messier Channel of Chile, serves as a warning, both as shipwreck and lighthouse: 2068/G 1552(Bajo Cotopaxi) 48°44'45" S, 74°25'44" W

3007) by the Hydrographic and Oceanographic Service of the Chilean Navy (SHOA)

Chief of Staff of the French Navy

French general officer, adviser to the Chief of the Defence Staff for the French Navy and responsible to the Minister of the Armed Forces for preparing the Navy for its engagement.

He chairs the board of directors of the Hydrographic and Oceanographic Service of the Navy (French: Service hydrographique et océanographique de la Marine, acronym: SHOM) and supervises the French Naval Academy on behalf of the Minister of the Armed Forces.

Composite Gazetteer of Antarctica

Authoritative international gazetteer containing all Antarctic toponyms published in national gazetteers, plus basic information about those names and the relevant geographical features.

Place names from the Composite Antarctic Gazetteer on a topographic map of Ross Island
Place names from the Composite Antarctic Gazetteer on a topographic map of Sentinel Range, Ellsworth Mountains
Place names of diverse national origins from the Composite Antarctic Gazetteer on a topographic map of the South Shetland Islands

Chile: Instituto Hidrográfíco y Oceanográfico de la Armada de Chile (SHOA) and Instituto Geográfico Militar (IGM)

Islands of Chile

The islands of Chile encompass the various islands that the government of Chile has sovereignty over.

A map of Chile
Location of the Archipelagoes of Patagonia

The Hydrographic and Oceanographic Service of the Chilean Navy has begun to consider island a surface greater than 100,000 m2.

Chilean brigantine Aquiles (1824)

Brigantine, originally Spanish, that later served in the Chilean Navy.

Brigantine Experiment of Newburyport, 114 tons, built at Amesbury in 1803.

Under the command of captain Robert Winthrop Simpson, she began the tradition of charting and bathymetric surveys of the Chilean coast with the first hydrographic survey around 40°S that culminated with the Naval Hydrographic Institute in 1875.

List of Member States of the International Hydrographic Organization

, the International Hydrographic Organization (IHO) comprised 98 Member States, three of which are suspended because of their lapsed annual financial contribution.

IHO member states

Hydrographic and Oceanographic Service of the Chilean Navy

2017 Valparaiso earthquake

Strong earthquake that shook the cities of Valparaíso and Santiago on Monday, April 24, 2017 at 18:38 local time .

USGS ShakeMap of the earthquake
Rupture of the earthquake off the coast of Valparaíso.
Tsunami recorded by the buoys on the coast of Valparaíso.

A few minutes later, the National Tsunami Service of Chile (SNAM, by its initials in Spanish), dependent on the Hydrographic and Oceanographic Service of the Chilean Navy (SHOA, by its initials in Spanish), ruled out the probability of a tsunami off the coast of Chile.