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Higher hydrography education in Belgium

Alain De Wulf UGent, Philippe De Maeyer UGent, Marijke De Ryck UGent, Timothy Nuttens UGent, Cornelis Stal UGent, Micha Libert and Axel Annaert (2013) International Multidisciplinary Scientific GeoConference-SGEM. p.429-436
abstract
In 2012, a 1-year, English spoken, curriculum degree of "Postgraduate in Hydrography" was started in Belgium as a cooperation between the Geography/Geomatics Department of Ghent University and the Institute for Hydrography of the Antwerp Maritime Academy, which is the hosting institute. Recent survey studies about hydrographic education in the Netherlands and in Belgium have pointed out a shortage in hydrographic training in these countries. Currently, the most active hydrographers in Belgium are engineers who received additional training within private companies. For the construction and implementation of the programme, a round table discussion was set up to assess the audience, procedures and desired outcomes for the industry. Relevant higher education institutes, governmental organizations and the maritime industry participated in this discussion. For reasons of flexibility and administration, a postgraduate programme was established, based on IHO (International Hydrographic Organization) standards for certification and quality. Apart from the compulsory courses, the emphasis lies on on-the-job practice with the partners of the industry to ensure maximum competence. An optimized flexibility is achieved by allowing any bachelor with a scientific background. All courses are lectured in English, and courses can be taken up over several years to facilitate part-time work. Furthermore, a selection committee has been installed to assess exemptions, in order to enable active hydrographers to study only the modules that are relevant for them. These procedures allow for a qualitative and professional yet accessible programme.
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conference (proceedingsPaper)
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published
subject
keyword
Higher Education, Hydrography
in
International Multidisciplinary Scientific GeoConference-SGEM
issue title
Geoconference on ecology, economics, education and legislation, SGEM 2013, vol. II
pages
429 - 436
publisher
Stef92 Technology
place of publication
Sofia, Bulgaria
conference name
13th International multidisciplinary scientific Geoconference on Science and Technologies in Geology, Exploration and Mining (SGEM 2013)
conference location
Albena, Bulgaria
conference start
2013-06-16
conference end
2013-06-22
Web of Science type
Proceedings Paper
Web of Science id
000348880400057
ISSN
1314-2704
ISBN
9786197105056
DOI
10.5593/SGEM2013/BE5.V2/S22.011
language
English
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yes
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P1
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I have transferred the copyright for this publication to the publisher
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4130031
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http://hdl.handle.net/1854/LU-4130031
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2013-09-11 15:36:36
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  abstract     = {In 2012, a 1-year, English spoken, curriculum degree of {\textacutedbl}Postgraduate in Hydrography{\textacutedbl} was started in Belgium as a cooperation between the Geography/Geomatics Department of Ghent University and the Institute for Hydrography of the Antwerp Maritime Academy, which is the hosting institute. 
Recent survey studies about hydrographic education in the Netherlands and in Belgium have pointed out a shortage in hydrographic training in these countries. Currently, the most active hydrographers in Belgium are engineers who received additional training within private companies. 
For the construction and implementation of the programme, a round table discussion was set up to assess the audience, procedures and desired outcomes for the industry. Relevant higher education institutes, governmental organizations and the maritime industry participated in this discussion. For reasons of flexibility and administration, a postgraduate programme was established, based on IHO (International Hydrographic Organization) standards for certification and quality. Apart from the compulsory courses, the emphasis lies on on-the-job practice with the partners of the industry to ensure maximum competence. 
An optimized flexibility is achieved by allowing any bachelor with a scientific background. All courses are lectured in English, and courses can be taken up over several years to facilitate part-time work. Furthermore, a selection committee has been installed to assess exemptions, in order to enable active hydrographers to study only the modules that are relevant for them. These procedures allow for a qualitative and professional yet accessible programme.},
  author       = {De Wulf, Alain and De Maeyer, Philippe and De Ryck, Marijke and Nuttens, Timothy and Stal, Cornelis and Libert, Micha and Annaert, Axel},
  booktitle    = {International Multidisciplinary Scientific GeoConference-SGEM},
  isbn         = {9786197105056},
  issn         = {1314-2704},
  keyword      = {Higher Education,Hydrography},
  language     = {eng},
  location     = {Albena, Bulgaria},
  pages        = {429--436},
  publisher    = {Stef92 Technology},
  title        = {Higher hydrography education in Belgium},
  url          = {http://dx.doi.org/10.5593/SGEM2013/BE5.V2/S22.011},
  year         = {2013},
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Chicago
De Wulf, Alain, Philippe De Maeyer, Marijke De Ryck, Timothy Nuttens, Cornelis Stal, Micha Libert, and Axel Annaert. 2013. “Higher Hydrography Education in Belgium.” In International Multidisciplinary Scientific GeoConference-SGEM, 429–436. Sofia, Bulgaria: Stef92 Technology.
APA
De Wulf, A., De Maeyer, P., De Ryck, M., Nuttens, T., Stal, C., Libert, M., & Annaert, A. (2013). Higher hydrography education in Belgium. International Multidisciplinary Scientific GeoConference-SGEM (pp. 429–436). Presented at the 13th International multidisciplinary scientific Geoconference on Science and Technologies in Geology, Exploration and Mining (SGEM 2013), Sofia, Bulgaria: Stef92 Technology.
Vancouver
1.
De Wulf A, De Maeyer P, De Ryck M, Nuttens T, Stal C, Libert M, et al. Higher hydrography education in Belgium. International Multidisciplinary Scientific GeoConference-SGEM. Sofia, Bulgaria: Stef92 Technology; 2013. p. 429–36.
MLA
De Wulf, Alain, Philippe De Maeyer, Marijke De Ryck, et al. “Higher Hydrography Education in Belgium.” International Multidisciplinary Scientific GeoConference-SGEM. Sofia, Bulgaria: Stef92 Technology, 2013. 429–436. Print.