Hydrographer

Hydrographers measure, analyse and maintain the flow and quality of water in rivers, lakes, stormwater and sewage, and survey and map oceans, seas and rivers.
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    Overview

    Hydrographers measure, analyse and maintain the flow and quality of water in rivers, lakes, stormwater and sewage, and survey and map oceans, seas and rivers.

    Day-to-day

    • prepares technical documentation and drawings for hydrographic survey solutions
    • performs routine mathematical calculations and computations of measurements for surveying and charting bodies of water
    • checks, calibrates and maintains surveying, sonar, navigational and other hydrography equipment
    • collects surveying data using computer systems, echo sounders, sonar, GPS and other navigation systems
    • conducts fieldwork by collecting water bed samples and aquatic life for laboratory experiments, tests and analyses
    • prepares maps, charts, sketches, diagrams and reports on the currents and compositions of water bodies.

    Considerations

    • Requires driving
    • Working outdoors

    To become a Hydrographer