Ben Frederiks studied marine biology and hydrography and started working at Rijkswaterstaat in 2015. His current position is as a hydrographic surveyor at Rijkswaterstaat’s Survey Department. His main work area is the Dutch North Sea.
In order to guarantee nautical depths, the Rijkswaterstaat survey department runs an annual seabed monitoring programme. In July 2019, research vessel MS Arca left its home port of Scheveningen, the Netherlands, to conduct a shipwreck survey that included a World War One submarine.
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