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This executive summary provides an overview of the full report, RNALZ17001 - 17 August 2017, on the hydrographic risk assessment of Samoan waters. The hydrographic risk
assessment was based on the Land Information New Zealand (LINZ) Hydrographic Risk Assessment Methodology, as published in Report Number 15NZ322 Issue 031. This risk assessment is part of the continuing programme of Pacific regional hydrographic risk assessments being conducted by LINZ, supported by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade (MFAT), which is intended to cover the extent of New Zealand’s area of charting responsibility.

The intent is that these assessments, conducted using similar methodology, provide participating governments with consistent and comparable information that will assist them and other supporting aid agencies, to make informed decisions in relation to investment in hydrographic work, to improve safety of navigation, to deliver economic benefit and reduce the risk of loss of life.