Empowering decision makers to create sustainable marine and maritime environments
Observe, Understand, Plan, Sustain
The Ocean is a truly precious resource and is in a constant state of change yet so little is truly know of it. Sustaining this resource therefore must be led by understanding. That is why we created Start with the Chart…
Start with the Chart brings maritime surveying into the satellite and digital age allowing survey data to be captured and reviewed more frequently, at short notice and in more detail at a cost substantially lower than conventional methods.
Users have affordable, customisable, up-to-date survey data at their fingertips. This opens up a new world of accuracy and responsiveness that we know enables better understanding, better decision making and better planning, all of which lead to more sustainable ocean environments, and the cultures and economies that rely upon them.
Why Start with the Chart?
Start with the Chart was developed to provide the basal layer for anyone working in the maritime domain.
It meets the growing demand for accessible, affordable and highly accurate charts that not only meet navigational requirements but also enable marine spatial planning, ecosystem management and wider research objectives by incorporating visual representation of environmental and habitat information.
Start with the Chart presents these data in a tailored, complete package removing the need for the user to undertake correlation and fusing of disparate data sets. Importantly the adaptability of Start with the Chart supports the principle of capturing data once but using repeatedly.
The modern operating environment is a high pressure, rapidly moving situation often demanding time critical outputs. Start with the Chart is acutely attuned to these demands, both in terms of management focus and technical capability. The ability to function entirely remotely from the area of interest obviates the need for lengthy deployments or logistical effort and integrates the customer at the heart of the task.
Who we are
Working in partnership, the NLA International and TCarta team consists of highly skilled GIS and earth observation specialists and maritime domain awareness experts.
United we have experience of governing marine spaces, leading maritime operations, delivering world class maritime services and designing, developing and implementing GIS enabled blue economy solutions around the World.
This blend of domain expertise and chart making know-how means Start with the Chart services are tuned to real user needs by people with real user experience.
We can help
Start with the Chart is ready to enable your work today, but our ideas, techniques and technology are ever evolving. So, whether your objectives are clearly defined or still being formed it would be worth learning more about Start with the Chart. Visit our website, or open a discussion by emailing email@example.com
By whatever means, we are eager to hear from you.