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MR3510: HYDROGRAPHY (2017-2018)

Last modified: 16 Aug 2017 16:36


Course Overview

This course focuses on hydrography, navigation, and hydrographic survey. Students develop an appreciation of the concepts of coordinates, measurement, underwater acoustics, positioning, sounding, and different sources of hydrographic data and information. Students examine different surveying technologies, developments, and various environmental applications. The course is designed to bridge geography, coastal and marine studies, oceanography, digital mapping, hydrographic surveying, marine spatial planning, remote sensing, and Geographical Information Systems (GIS). Practical experience with hydrographic charts and tide tables for navigation provide an opportunity to introduce the student to a skilled area that may form the basis for a future career.

Course Details

Study Type Undergraduate Level 3
Session Second Sub Session Credit Points 15 credits (7.5 ECTS credits)
Campus None. Sustained Study No
Co-ordinators
  • Dr David Green

Qualification Prerequisites

  • Programme Level 3

What courses & programmes must have been taken before this course?

  • One of GG2505 Mapping and Monitoring the Environment (Passed) or GG2510 Mapping and Monitoring the Environment (Passed) or MR1510 Marine and Coastal Studies (Passed) or MR1513 Marine and Coastal Studies (Passed) or MR1514 Marine and Coastal Studies (Passed)
  • Any Undergraduate Programme (Studied)

What other courses must be taken with this course?

None.

What courses cannot be taken with this course?

  • GG3549 Hydrography (Studied)
  • GG4549 Hydrography (Level 4) (Studied)
  • MR4510 Hydrography (Studied)

Are there a limited number of places available?

No

Course Description

This course focuses hydrography, navigation, and hydrographic survey. Students develop an appreciation of the concepts of coordinates, measurement, underwater acoustics, positioning, sounding, and marine law, and different sources of hydrographic data and information. Students examine different surveying technologies, developments, and various environmental applications. The course is designed to bridge geography, coastal and marine studies, oceanography, digital mapping, hydrographic surveying, marine spatial planning, remote sensing, and Geographical Information Systems (GIS). Practical experience with hydrographic charts and tide tables for navigation provide an opportunity to introduce the student to a skilled area which may form the basis for a future career.

Further Information & Notes

This course cannot be included in a graduating curriculum with MR 4510 (Level 4 version).

Degree Programmes for which this Course is Prescribed

None.

Contact Teaching Time

38 hours

This is the total time spent in lectures, tutorials and other class teaching.

Teaching Breakdown


Assessment

1st Attempt: 100% coursework: (a) one written exercise (paper (50%) and (b) practical exercise (two parts 2x25%). Resit: Resubmission of failed coursework components, with mark for those components to be capped at CAS 9.

Formative Assessment

A number of additional duly completed in-class assignments will be provided.

Feedback

Written feedback on all assignments will be provided within the timeframe specified.

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