This Manila Bay Area 2018 is initially intended to be called Manila Bay Atlas and is proposed to be the 3rd Edition of the Manila Bay Atlas. During the August 15, 2018 meeting with NAMRIA and MBCO, in principle the proposal was accepted but with the understanding that:
▪ The Manila Bay Atlas 3rd Edition is still due by 2020;
▪ There are still ongoing surveys (i.e., ERDB, bathymetric survey) which is expected to be completed between 2019 and 2020; and
▪ A Technical Working Group for the Manila Bay 3rd Edition is yet to be created.
MBCO and NAMRIA, nonetheless, agreed to provide whatever data, information, and maps that is needed to complete the Situation Analysis Report. This Manila Bay Area 2018 shall be a situational atlas for the Situation Analysis Report and shall be the base document is preparing the Manila Bay Atlas 3rd Edition.