In accordance with our Royal Charter, the IMarEST is able to award suitably qualified and experienced applicants the title of Chartered Marine Scientist (Hydrography) and with this the right to use the post nominals CMarSci(Hydrography).
Who can apply?
Applicants must be a Member or Fellow of the IMarEST but applications for membership and registration can be made at the same time.
As an individual wishing to pursue registration as CMarSci(Hydrography), you will be a professional person with the academic qualifications and technical expertise to conduct one, or more, of the following activities:
- to determine, measure and represent the earth, three-dimensional objects, point-fields and trajectories underwater or from the water;
- to assemble and interpret seabed, watercolumn and geographically related information;
- to use that information for the planning and efficient administration of the sea and any structures thereon/in; and,
- to conduct research into the above practices and to develop them.
What is required?
CMarSci(Hydrography) registrants must be competent throughout their working life, by virtue of their education, training and experience, to:
A. Use a combination of general and specialist Hydrographic Survey knowledge and understanding to optimise the application of existing and emerging technology.
B. Apply appropriate theoretical and practical methods to the analysis and solution of Hydrographic Survey problems.
C. Provide technical and commercial leadership.
D. Demonstrate effective interpersonal skills.
E. Demonstrate a personal commitment to professional standards, recognising obligations to society, the profession and the environment.
Knowledge and understanding are important components of professional competence. Formal education is the usual, though not the only, way of demonstrating the necessary knowledge and understanding, and the following qualifications exemplify the required knowledge and understanding for CMarSci(Hydrography):
- An IMarEST accredited Master’s degree in Hydrographic Survey.
- An IHO Category A qualification.
- A Higher National Diploma, a Foundation Degree or Bachelor’s Degree in Hydrographic Survey or technology, plus appropriate further learning to Masters level.
- An approved degree level apprenticeship programme.
Applicants who do not have exemplifying qualifications may demonstrate the required knowledge and understanding in other ways, but must clearly demonstrate they have achieved the same level of knowledge and understanding as those with exemplifying qualifications. Ways to demonstrate this include:
- taking further qualifications, in whole or in part, to demonstrate Masters level knowledge;
- completing appropriate work-based or experiential learning;
- writing a technical report, based on their experience, and demonstrating their knowledge and understanding of Hydrographic Survey principles to Masters level.
For more information, we encourage you to download: pdf CMarSci(Hydrography) Standards (344 KB) .
How to apply
If you think you meet the criteria for CMarSci(Hydrography) registration complete an online application or download a form below.
Your application will consist of
- A completed application form signed by your referee
- Your CV
- A professional development report (refer to the guidance below)
- Photocopies of your academic certificates
- Registration fee