National Hydrographer

The Egyptian Navy Hydrographic Department (ENHD) is the national hydrographic office of Egypt and it follows the chain of command the Egyptian Naval HQ. The department is responsible for many different things including: providing hydrographic security for Egyptian fleet, coastal zone management, Nautical and electronic charts products for Egyptian territorial waters, Maritime safety information and navigation.

It was established in 1920 to serve the Egyptian fleet. Subsequently, out of its outstanding contributions, the department is now meeting the hydrographic needs of both military and civilian sectors. ENHD is the official representative of the Egyptian government in the International Hydrographic Organization (IHO) and the respective hydrographic commissions of the Mediterranean and Black sea.