PRIMAR (Past Sponsor)
PRIMAR is a multi-lateral and governmental organization, operated by the Norwegian Mapping Authority, Hydrographic Service (NHS). As a regional ENC coordinating center (RENC), PRIMAR’s primary role is to ensure a harmonized quality level of official electronic navigational charts (ENCs) from many producer nations. A network of distributors make the ENCs available to international shipping. PRIMAR offers a Navy Supplier service, for the delivery of ENCs to a nation’s Navy and Coast Guard vessels. PRIMAR supports both encrypted and unencrypted delivery of ENCs. The PRIMAR ENC database consist of more than 16 000 official ENCs from more than 60 different nations.