Exploring the Power of Spatial Thinking

More than 700 educators, administrators, researchers, librarians, and museum professionals from more than 35 countries attended the ESRI Education User Conference (EdUC), from 2nd to 5th August 2008 in San Diego (CA, USA). The EdUC is an inspiring and collaborative forum designed specifically for the global education community to explore the use of geographic information system (GIS) technology across disciplines.   Conference attendees were able to participate in a wide variety of sessions and activities, from illustrated paper sessions, where GIS users creatively depict topics such as building a GIS program, to taking the technology for a test drive in... (read more)
2008-08-18 04:40:09


TECHAWI, the Training and Education Centre Hydrography at the Alfred Wegener Institute, Bremerhaven, Germany, provides hydrographic education and vocational training. TECHAWI offers customised training and lectures in Hydrography. Training activities range from one-day introduction and refresher courses to advanced hydrography training on selected topics over the course of several days and include high-tech curricula for operations and surveyors. Course schedules, topics, complexity, exercises and practical work are adapted to the demands and needs of the trainees and customers. TECHAWI, founded in 2007, serves participants in Europe, Africa and Asia. (read more)
2010-10-26 12:49:22

REMUS 100 for Norwegian University of Technology and Science

The Norwegian University of Technology and Science (NTNU) has purchased one REMUS 100 system to support and enhance the operations of the University’s Applied Underwater Robotics Laboratory (AUR Lab). The lab will use the REMUS 100 AUV to facilitate engineering education and research and support scientific data collection and samplings. "The AUR Lab includes many of the world’s leading experts in subsea technology, environmental monitoring and marine research, and we are honored to assist with their efforts," says Christopher von Alt, president and co-founder of Hydroid. "Employing a REMUS 100 will allow the lab to collect scientific data and samplings... (read more)
2012-05-18 12:00:00

Hydrographic Academy

Hydrographic Education with Plymouth University by distance e-learning, at MSc and undergraduate levels (read more)
2017-04-13 08:34:28

Revised Standards of Competence for Surveyors and Cartographers

Recognition of New Training and Education Programmes
The FIG/IHO/ICA International Board on Standards of Competence for Hydrographic Surveyors and Nautical Cartographers (IBSC) was jointly established in 1977 by the International Federation of Surveyors (FIG) and the International Hydrographic Organization (IHO) to promote, develop and maintain international standards of competence for hydrographic surveyors. In 2001, the International Cartographic Association (ICA) joined the Board so that standards of competence could also be provided for nautical cartographers. The IBSC also reviews training and education programmes against its standards and currently provides international recognition to 61 programmes and schemes.The IBSC held its annual meeting in April this year and reviewed a... (read more)
2016-07-28 04:05:46

Marine Science Laboratory Opens

The University of Southern Mississippi has dedicated the new George A. Knauer Marine Science Building at the Stennis Space Center. The building features multimedia-enhanced classrooms and specially designed laboratories for the pursuit of education and research in biological, geological, and physical oceanography, marine chemistry and hydrography. The new facility also owns the distinction of being the first building constructed solely for higher education at the space centre. In addition to biological and geological oceanography labs, there will be specially designed marine chemistry labs with a clean room to accommodate the department’s high resolution inductively coupled plasma mass spectrometer used for... (read more)
2004-02-02 12:00:00

KAUST Purchases Hydroid AUV

Hydroid, USA, has delivered a REMUS 100 AUV to Saudi Arabia’s King Abdullah University of Science & Technology (KAUST). The REMUS AUV was procured by Naizak Global Engineering Services, KAUST’s purchasing agent and Unique Group, Hydroid’s representative in Saudi Arabia. KAUST will use the REMUS 100 AUV for marine ecology and geology research and education in the Red Sea.   KAUST, which is wholly owned and run by the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, needed a versatile AUV that could study the Red Sea from multiple angles and provide multiple functions, from climate-related sea floor sampling to oceanographic mapping. The university... (read more)
2012-02-13 02:05:33

Simrad Navigation for Song of The Whale

Simrad, UK, has supplied a complete navigation suite for the new Song of the Whale research vessel, which embarked on sea trials off the coast of Southampton last week. Owned by the International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW), Song of the Whale replaces the eponymous original vessel, which has been in service since 1987 and has voyaged over 250,000 miles. The new Song of the Whale is a 70ft-long research and education platform that has been in planning for over a decade and under construction at Blondecell shipyard in Southampton for over two years. The finished vessel has become one... (read more)
2004-05-27 12:00:00

New ERS for Kalmar Maritime Academy

The Kalmar Maritime Academy, a well-established maritime training centre on Sweden's east coast, took delivery of its latest engine room simulator (ERS) from Kongsberg Maritime at the end of September 2009. This follows the development of simulators for the recently opened Transatlantic Ice Academy in Kalmar, as part of a joint venture between Kalmar and ship owner Transatlantic.     The Kalmar Maritime Academy's (http://www.sb.hik.se/ ) expansion of its ERS portfolio includes the installation of a new DNV approved full-mission simulator based on Kongsberg Maritime's K-Chief 500 and AutoChief C20 automation solutions for real vessels. Both simulators installed at Kalmar... (read more)
2009-10-26 11:08:01

Maritime Offshore Learning Programme Awarded

A one-of-a-kind educational programme that enables professional mariners in the offshore sector to study for a degree even when they are in the middle of the ocean has won a Times Higher Education (THE) national award for Plymouth University, UK. The Hydrographic Academy, launched in 2012 in partnership with Fugro, scooped the Outstanding Employer Engagement Initiative at the annual THE Awards – the higher education sector’s equivalent to the Oscars. Dr Richard Thain, director of the Academy, received the award from guest host Jack Dee at the gala event at London’s Grosvenor Hotel. Plymouth was the only university in the... (read more)
2014-12-02 09:28:17
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