Title

Practical Techniques in Hydrography 2 (Residential)

Overview

The module begins with a 6 week period of distance learning where students will develop essential skills in hydrographic survey planning and operation. This allows students to then attend the fieldwork session will where they will realise their planning activities by undertaking a practical hydrographic survey, working as an individual and as part of a small team. Students will undertake the setting up and calibrating of equipment prior to conducting detailed practical survey operations ashore and afloat using positioning equipment, side scan sonar, single beam and multibeam echo sounders. During the final 6 week period of post study students will further develop their data processing and presentation skills using industry-standard software packages.

Includes lectures in
  • Practical Survey Work
  • Sensor Calibration
  • Horizontal & Vertical Control
  • Survey Planning
  • Data Processing and Presentation
  • Teamwork & Leadership
Key skills learned
  • Appropriate and effective use of survey equipment for a variety of survey tasks paying due regard to the equipment limitations
  • Conduct of a hydrographic survey to required standards working as part of a small team
  • Appropriate techniques to analyse, process and present hydrographic data
Language

English

Duration

15 weeks part-time study (including 2 weeks of attended practical fieldwork)

Credits

Credits

20 transferable credits at academic level 5

Assessment

Coursework; Practical Survey Competencies. 

Title

Practical Techniques in Hydrography 1 (Residential)

Overview

This module aims to explain the basic mathematical and statistical techniques required to collect and process data to published standards. During the 2 week practical session contained within this module, classroom-based tuition is blended together with practical sessions, where you will learn essential practical survey techniques including levelling, setting up a tide pole, use of total stations and geodetic GPS. During sessions afloat you will utilise a range of equipment, including positioning systems, side scan sonar, single beam and multibeam echo sounders, whilst also learning the fundamentals of seamanship and navigation.

Includes lectures in
  • Applied Mathematical Techniques
  • Introduction to Land Survey
  • Total Station Angle & Distance Measurement (Traversing)
  • Traverse Calculations
  • Optical Levelling
  • Introduction to Dimension Control
  • Navigation
  • Seamanship
  • Reduction of Soundings
Key skills learned
  • Mathematical techniques required to work effectively with hydrographic data
  • Practical navigation, seamanship and boat handling to safe standards
  • Practical survey tasks both ashore and afloat working as part of a small team
  • Preparation and presentation of data in the form of a scientific report
Language

English

Duration

15 weeks part-time study (including 2 weeks of attended practical fieldwork)

Credits

Credits

20 transferable credits at academic level 4

Assessment

Coursework; Practical Survey Competencies.