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World Marine AtoN Day

The Kingdom of Morocco is hosting the main event celebrating the World Marine Aids to Navigation Day in Tangier, on 4 and 5 July 2023. The event will include a visit of the Cap Spartel lighthouse to celebrate the nomination as an IALA Heritage Lighthouse of the year.

See the flyer and register here / Voir la brochure et s’inscrire ici

The draft programme is as follows:

Tuesday 04/07/2023

Registration and Welcome cocktail

Opening remarks:

  • The Minister of Equipment and Water, Morocco, Mr Nizar BARAKA
  • The Secretary-General of IALA, Mr Francis ZACHARIE
  • Celebration of the Lighthouse of the year: Trophy presented to the Minister by the Secretary-General of IALA

Official Exhibition Opening and Tour

Presentations from Morocco

  • National strategic framework for marine aids to navigation;
  • Moroccan Royal navy contribution to the AtoN service;
  • Management andmodernisation plan for AtoN in Moroccan ports;
  • Tanger Med VTS: Cutting-edge technology for optimal Traffic Management;
  • Tanger Med smart Port: Towards Just-In-Time Maritime Operations;

IALA Presentations

  • New technologies, Update on the work of the Technical Committees
  • Change of Status: Update on ratifications, call for accession to those who could not sign the Convention

Presentation on Fresnel (Promotion of Seminar Fresnel 2023, Le Verdon sur Mer, 23/24 octobre – France)

WWA Presentation: Introduction to Capacity Building for Africa: by the Dean of the World-Wide Academy

& Deputy Secretary-General of IALA : 10 years of the WWA

African IALA members : sharing of their experiences as a member of IALA

Presentation on Heritage by IALA

Value creation of Historical Lighthouses (Japan)

Presentations from Morocco

  • Moroccan capacity building in maritime navigation safety;
  • Moroccan Search and Rescue and capacity building

The cultural heritage of lighthouses Trip to Cap Spartel: Thematic guided tour of the lighthouse and the Museum followed by a cocktail dinner

Wednesday 05/07/2023

Technical visits:

  • Moving to the commune of Fahs ANJRA
  • Visit of the maritime Surveillance traffic Center
  • Visit of the Tangier Med Port

Cultural visits:

  • Visit the marina of Tangier city
  • Visit of the Port Center
  • Visit of the Medina of Tangier
  • Visit of the IBN BattouTa Museum

Circular Letter to IALA National and Associate Members

Circular letter to IALA Industrial Members