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Higher hydrography education in Belgium

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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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Higher Education, Hydrography

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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.
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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.
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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.
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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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