Ocean Mapping

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Ocean Mapping

The Center for Coastal and Ocean Mapping helps students develop tools to advance ocean mapping and hydrography and trains the next generation of hydrographers and ocean mappers.

The program goal is to provide advanced graduate training to working professionals in the area of ocean mapping. These professionals will come from a variety of backgrounds ranging from earth science, geology, and biology to engineering. The graduate certificate in ocean mapping is awarded for completion of the core courses and associated practicum. The graduate certificate program fulfills the Category A International Federation of Surveyors/International Hydrographic Organization/International Cartographic Association (FIG/IHO/ICA) Standards of Competence for Hydrographic Surveyors.

For more information, please visit the ocean mapping website or contact the Center for Coastal and Ocean Mapping/Joint Hydrographic Center at info@ccom.unh.edu.


Please visit the Graduate School website for instructions about applying to the certificate program.


Thomas Weber

Phone: (603) 862-1659
Office: Center for Coastal & Ocean Mapping, Chase Ocean Engineering Lab, Durham, NH 03824

Curriculum & Requirements

Certificate Requirements

ESCI/OE 871Geodesy and Positioning for Ocean Mapping4
ESCI 872Applied Tools for Ocean Mapping2
MATH 896Topics in Mathematics and Statistics3
ESCI/OE 874Integrated Seabed Mapping Systems4
ESCI/OE 875Fundamentals of Ocean Mapping II4
ESCI 972Hydrographic Field Course4
Seamanship and Marine Weather for Ocean Engineers and Scientists
ESCI 896Topics (for the optional Remote Sensing specialty)3
Total Credits24

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The School of Marine Science and Ocean Engineering serves as an interdisciplinary nexus for marine science and ocean engineering teaching and research across the University.

School of Marine Science and Ocean Engineering

The Center for Coastal and Ocean Mapping promotes and fosters the education of a new generation of hydrographers and ocean-mapping scientists to meet the growing needs of both government agencies and the private sector.

Center for Coastal and Ocean Mapping

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