Aim of the programme
This programme provides you with a comprehensive knowledge and understanding
of the scientific and technological basis of hydrography, relevant to research and development needs in the exploration and management of marine resources.
Hydrography is the branch of marine science concerned with the measurement, description and depiction of the nature and form of the seabed. It has been crucial to the development of world trade and to offshore expansion in the search for hydrocarbons.
This programme has been developed in response to expressed commercial need and graduates are sought after throughout the industry. It will provide the foundation for a career in hydrographic research and development, port and offshore/nearshore surveying and environmental support. You will develop an understanding of the present state of knowledge relating to hydrography in the fields of marine geophysics, oceanography, acoustics, geodesy, and marine resource management. You will consider the wider aspects of hydrography and the implications for data capture, data management, processing, and information systems.
Plymouth benefits from the local marine environment and the programme places great emphasis on learning via original practical research. You will experience a variety of techniques and methods of data collection and analysis relevant to careers in hydrography. As well as benefiting from our close links with industry, you will gain an appreciation of the relationships between the different areas of study as the programme is composed from a number of different disciplines. Finally, you will gain the knowledge and skills to enable you to design, develop and implement a research project at postgraduate level.