30+ Years of Hydrographic Education

Category A Programme of Hamburg’s HafenCity Universities
A hydrographic education programme has been offered in Hamburg for more than 30 years. The programme was first offered in 1985 as an addition to an existing programme in general surveying, and the course became fully recognised as a Category A programme by the IHO in 1990. The Hydrography programme has been integrated as a specialisation in the two-year MSc in Geodesy and Geoinformatics at HafenCity University since 2009. In March 2017, the current programme was re-recognised as one of the first against the new standard S-5A. With the new recognition in place, the programme has shown that it is... (read more)
2018-04-10 10:45:06

Hydrographic Education During a Lockdown

Experiences in the Netherlands
On 12 March, the Dutch government decided to ‘lock down’ all activities involving multiple persons, including education. That decision immediately affected the hydrographic institutions in the Netherlands. The Netherlands has an active four-year Cat. A course in Ocean Technology at the NHL Stenden University of Applied Sciences – Maritime Institute Willem Barentsz (MIWB), and a 3+3 month Cat. B course at Skilltrade. Both had to cope with the lockdown in different ways due to their different set-ups and student populations. Organizational Situation After Lockdown Although education is not a ‘contact’ profession in the strict sense (or at least it shouldn’t... (read more)
2020-05-08 03:15:49

Benelux Hydrographers emphasized on international attitude education

A meeting of the Hydrographic Society Benelux on Friday 22 September 2006 in Rotterdam (The Netherlands) put education for hydrographers in the picture. Education for future surveyors and hydrographers was the subject of an interactive workshop that was held in the Scheepvaart and Transport College (STC). STC will start an IHO HND/HNC-education in January 2007. Input for this training has been provided by various organisations, amongst them Skilltrade. This education fills a gap as there are only a few dedicated hydrographers courses. The workshop made clear that education is important to create enthusiasm for the hydrographic profession. Even when the... (read more)
2006-09-25 12:00:00

Hydrographic Research and Education in the USA

Interview with Captain Andy Armstrong
In her July/August 1999 issue Hydro international (HI) interviewed Captain Andy Armstrong. The interview was focused on New Approaches, Products and Technology in NOAA. Captain Armstrong announced his move to New Hampshire to start working as Co-Director on the Joint Hydrographic Centre (JHC) and the Centre for Coastal and Ocean Mapping (CCOM) to be established. What happened to the ambitious plans? HI interviewed him once more on progress and realisation of the original plans and his views on the hydrographic future in general. Please give our readers a summary of the development of CCOM/JHC since the previous interview in July/August... (read more)
2008-01-01 01:00:00

Cooperation in Science, Technology and Education in Gran Canaria

GEOMAR Helmholtz Centre for Ocean Research Kiel (Germany), the Oceanic Platform of the Canary Islands (PLOCAN) and the University of Las Palmas de Gran Canaria (ULPGC) have joined forces to boost marine research activities, education and technology in Gran Canaria. The three partners signed an agreement at the Presidency of the Government of the Canary Islands while a long-term mesocosm experiment on the effects of ocean acidification is running at PLOCAN under the direction of GEOMAR. While a large in-situ experiment on the effects of ocean acidification carried out in cooperation between GEOMAR Helmholtz Centre for Ocean Research Kiel and... (read more)
2014-11-26 09:10:00

IMarEST President’s Lecture on Offshore Research and Education

Set against a background of high oil prices, a push to replenish onshore and offshore reserves, and exploratory successes in giant offshore oil & gas fields in America, Brazil, Russia and West Africa, Professor Yoo Sang Choo will give the President’s Day Lecture at the headquarters of Institute Marine Engineering, Science and Technology (IMarEST) on Monday 13 October 2008. Professor Yoo Sang Choo, the 106th President of IMarEST and the first President from the Far East, will combine an autobiographical tour de force charting his career in Malaysia, UK, USA and Singapore with selected examples of R&D projects for which... (read more)
2008-09-17 01:11:07

New Charity to Support Global Maritime Safety and Education

The Nautical Institute (NI) has announced the formal launch of the Nautical Institute Foundation (NIF), a new charitable initiative that will allow the NI to extend the scope and reach of its current activities. The NIF has its roots within the NI, and aims to improve standards in maritime safety and marine environmental protection.  “We identified the benefits that could arise from a separate charity focusing on maritime safety initiatives that would attract potential donors keen to support such projects but only via a separate charity,” explained NIF Chief Executive Jonathan Stoneley FNI. “The NI Foundation is an excellent basis... (read more)
2020-09-04 02:17:52

Establishment of a National Hydrographic Committee

It has been proposed that maritime nations should consider establishing an NHC to co-operate in the development and sustainability of marine and hydrographic industries. The members of an NHC are comprised of agencies and education institutions related to these industries. The National Hydrographic Office (NHO) should be appointed as chairman of the NHC, responsible as the representative of the committee to preside the meetings or any other activities. The annual meetings of NHCs can be conducted twice a year. Members of an NHC are encouraged to report their hydrographic activities during the meeting. Such reporting includes the updating of nautical... (read more)
2013-01-18 03:23:11

Hydrographic Society Benelux

On Friday 22nd September the regular workshop of the Hydrographic Society Benelux (HSB) was hosted by the Shipping and Transport College (STC) in Rotterdam. This new building on the edge of Rotterdam Harbour houses a college for education in all aspects of shipping and transport. The workshop started with a short obituary for Cor Don, former president of the HSB. Cor played a major role in the forming of the International Federation of Hydrographic Societies and made the HSB an active and healthy society. The main topic of the workshop was hydrographic education: the connection between education to the professional... (read more)
2008-01-01 01:00:00
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