Sanyal Sunil (1977) joined the Indian Navy and specialized in hydrographic surveying. He gained his sea legs in the Indian Navy’s Hydrographic Department, nurtured his interest in geography, and graduated. He has a postgraduate degree in GIS and Remote Sensing. He has worked in the field of hydrographic surveying since 1996 and witnessed the shift in perspective from the analogue era to present-day digital technology. He ventured into commercial hydrographic surveys after retiring from the navy in 2011 and founded Team SURge with three other navy colleagues.