Studying to become a hydrographic surveyor
The field of Hydrographic Surveying is entirely different from the other routine sciences and study. There are distinct requirements which need consideration when deciding to be a Hydrographic Surveyor.
By choosing a career as a Hydrographic Surveyor, you have the opportunity to travel the world aboard specialist survey vessels utilising the latest in survey technology to measure the topography of the seabed and much more. Data processing and charting is another specific task performed by a hydrographic surveyor; meaning there are opportunities for land-based roles within this career pathway.
The traditional route to becoming Hydrographic Surveyor is to complete a Hydrography bachelors degree, or in an applicable science such as geography, geophysics or hydrogeology and to supplement this with a postgraduate degree - several UK Universities offer both undergraduate and masters courses, including The University of Plymouth.