Tom Mellor is the Head of OEM Technical Support and Digital Standards at the UKHO. He is responsible for the UKHO technical programme, providing consultancy to ECDIS OEMs and third party developers who use ADMIRALTY Maritime Data Solutions in their applications.
He is also heavily involved with the development and maintenance of International Hydrographic Organization (IHO) and International Electrotechnical Commission (IEC) standards. In addition to this, Tom is the Chairman of the IHO Electronic Navigational Chart Working Group (ENC WG), leading on all aspects of ENC and ECDIS standards.
Tom has a vast amount of expertise and knowledge of emerging IHO standards S-100 and S-101, and took responsibility for drafting the first product specification of S-101. After a three-year period working offshore in the oil and gas sector he joined the UKHO as an ENC complier in 2003.