Deliver reliable and timely nautical charts, publications and services for the maritime community and meet the maritime geospatial information requirements of the Department of Defence.
Maritime geospatial data is used as the authorative source for the compilation of Australian Nautical Charts and Publications or in support of Defence maritime and littoral operations, exercises and training. Hydrographic information that has an impact on maritime safety or affect on a nautical product is managed through the publication of an Australian Notice to Mariner (NtM).
Spatial information is a core component of Australian nautical charts and publications. The provision of reliable charts and navigation services to mariners is a fundamental enabler of safe maritime trade and an important contribution to the protection of the marine environment. Maritime trade is an important contributor to the Australian economy.