Maritime Studies for Hydrography


Maritime Studies for Hydrography provides you with an underpinning knowledge of vessel platforms and ship behaviour and the effects this may have on the planning and conduct of a survey. You will build on your knowledge of Maritime Zones and the Law of the Sea, whilst also being introduced to coastal and marine policy, issues requiring management in the marine environment, renewable and non-renewable marine resources, and coastal zone management.

Includes lectures in
  • Research Methods
  • Survey Platforms
  • Ship Stability
  • Ship manoeuvring and handling systems
  • Coastal and marine activities
  • Integrated coastal management
  • Marine biodiversity
  • Maritime Zones and the Law of the Sea
  • Marine spatial planning
Key skills learned
  • Understanding of the behaviour of floating platforms at sea, and the effects on survey activities
  • Awareness and understanding of the key current issues in marine management, including the legal, social and environmental implications
  • Managing information appropriately
  • Research and writing skills necessary to complete an undergraduate programme successfully



13 weeks part-time study


30 transferable credits at academic level 4


Coursework only (Personal Development Portfolio) submitted on week 13.