About Hydrography

International Hydrographic Organisation Definition

Hydrography is the branch of applied sciences which deals with the measurement and description of the physical features of oceans, seas, coastal areas, lakes and rivers, as well as with the prediction of their change over time, for the primary purpose of safety of navigation and in support of all other marine activities, including economic development, security and defence, scientific research, and environmental protection.

Specialist Certification in Hydrography

The Australasian Hydrographic Surveyors Certification Panel (AHSCP) is the recognised body that assesses applications for Specialist Certification in Hydrography, on behalf of the NZIS Membership Services Committee and SSI Professional Certification Panel.