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SURV462 Hydrographic Field Design and Voyage

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Planning, set up, execution, management, analysis and reporting of hydrographic surveys, including field work and voyage components.

Dates are tentative; students must contact the School of Surveying for the exact dates after 1 July 2021.

Paper title Hydrographic Field Design and Voyage
Paper code SURV462
Subject Surveying
EFTS 0.1334
Points 18 points
Teaching period Not offered in 2021 (On campus)
Domestic Tuition Fees (NZD) $1,122.96
International Tuition Fees (NZD) $4,543.60

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Pre or Corequisite
SURV 452 and PMAN 401
SURV 462
Schedule C

This paper is an introduction to the application of hydrographic surveying theory and is the first of two major practical components of this subject.

Teaching staff
Co-ordinator and Lecturer: Emily Tidey
Paper Structure
Field course covering practical portions of the IHO S-5 syllabus.
Teaching Arrangements

Intensive field course for three weeks in November/December.

E-learning utilised before and after the field course.

Highly Recommended:
  • IHO Manual of Hydrography
  • IHO Standards for Hydrographic Surveys s44
All available to download online

Other texts are available in the Science and School of Surveying Libraries and online.
Graduate Attributes Emphasised
Global perspective, Interdisciplinary perspective, Lifelong learning, Communication, Information literacy, Self-motivation, Teamwork.
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Learning Outcomes
Students who successfully complete the paper will
  • Prepare for a hydrographic survey by completing pre-analysis and planning tasks (including formulating a rigorous quality control strategy)
  • Observe tide and current dynamics and to be introduced to advanced tidal and current studies
  • Establish horizontal and vertical control for a hydrographic survey to IHO standards
  • Conduct a complete 3-week hydrographic survey involving all associated management tasks to IHO and LINZ standards
  • Consolidate navigation and seamanship skills
  • Prepare a comprehensive report of survey based on pre-planning assignment, project management exercises and the hydrographic survey to IHO requirements

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Not offered in 2021

Teaching method
This paper is taught On Campus
Learning management system