Surveyors - Hydrographic
Hydrographic survey is the science of measurement and description of features which affect maritime navigation, marine construction, dredging, offshore oil exploration/drilling and related activities. Hydrographic surveyors focus on soundings, shorelines, tides, currents, sea floor and submerged obstructions. Hydrography is sometimes used in connection with Maritime Cartography. Hydrographic surveyors specialize in precise positioning, acquisition of data and processing in marine environments. Hydrographic surveyors measure and map the world's underwater surfaces and study the construction of the seabed. Hydrographic surveyors are expected to work in inland waters and rivers, to ports and oceans, onshore or offshore, depending on their area of specialism. Hydrographic surveyors provide data for the production of nautical charts and maps, provide relevant information on navigation, oil, gas and mineral resource exploration; dredging; coastal works; seabed telephone cables; environmental monitoring; aquaculture; marine wind farm development; oceanographic research; and bridge construction.