Your maritime digital channel
ECC is a state-owned company which provides a niche centre of expertise for the collection, quality management and distribution of Electronic Navigational Charts (ENCs) globally. ENCs are charts produced in accordance with the S-57 ENC product specification from the International Hydrographic Organisation (IHO) and authorised by national hydrographic offices.
Our vision is to contribute to greater safety, lower costs, increased user-friendliness and enhanced efficiency at sea.
Our most important job is to create services which make updated ENC information more easily available to all players in the maritime industry and the rest of society, with the primary goal of enhancing the safety of maritime services and reducing undesirable incidents in vulnerable and resource-rich coastal zones. This is organised through a close collaboration between all players in the value chain, from data owners to operational users.
We have been taking this challenge seriously for a number of years, focusing on ensuring that both ships and all players in maritime safety work together and have access to the same chart data. This philosophy is characterised as "the safety circle".
We have become a centre of expertise by participating in international research and development projects and as the operator of the PRIMAR regional ENC (RENC) service.
Currently, we deliver a variety of services and products to customers in both the private and public sector.
Our main focus is the continuous development of innovative, flexible and efficient tools for the distribution of maritime digital data.
Such innovation involves combining solutions from several suppliers to create novel and unique products and services, often directed at entirely new user groups. We have opened up our innovation processes in such a way that a number of players can re-use the results to enable the joint creation of new user experiences for society and industry.
Norway's maritime community is regarded internationally as a creator of novel and unique user opportunities. Its value creation is now being exported to other parts of the world, both to public administration and as an important contribution to enhanced maritime safety and to commercial players.
We play a central role in the development of such products and services.