Mathematics for Hydrographic Surveyors
Course Name 
Content 
Form 
Duration 
Math brush up for Surveyors 
Elementary Algebra

Classroom and class exercises 
8 sessions 
Differential Calculus A) 
Calculate gradients of simple functions

Classroom and class exercises 
2 sessions 
Integral Calculus B) 
Integrate simple functions and combinations of them using integration by parts and substitution.

Classroom and class exercises 
1 session 
Matrix Algebra 
Introduction to Matrices

Classroom and class exercises 
2 sessions 
Spherical Trigonometry 
Definition of sphere, great circles, spherical angel, spherical triangles and spherical excess 
Classroom and class exercises 
2 sessions 
Coordinate Geometry 
Definition of coordinate systems, Cartesian and polar coordinates

Classroom and class exercises 
2 sessions 
Theory of Errors
Course Name 
Content 
Form 
Duration 
Theory of Errors 
Classification of Errors

Classroom 
2 sessions 
Basic Geodesy
Course Name 
Content 
Form 
Duration 
Introduction to Geodesy 
Definitions and Classification of Geodesy

Classroom 
2 sessions 
Geodetic Survey Control 
Introduction to horizontal control and Framework of a survey 
Classroom 
2 sessions 
Coordinate Systems
Course Name 
Content 
Form 
Duration 
Coordinate Systems for Positioning 
Geodetic, astronomic, orbital and geocentric systems

Classroom 
2 Sessions 
Projections and Grids 
Various projections and grids

Classroom 
2 Sessions 
Projections and Grids Computations 
Use of transformation software

Classroom 
2 Sessions 
GPS Theory
Course Name 
Content 
Form 
Duration 
Basic GPS Theory 
Basic GPS Theory

Classroom 
2 Sessions 
RTK Theory 
Real Time Kinematic (RTK)

Classroom 
2 Sessions 
Theodolites and Total Station Theory
Course Name 
Content 
Form 
Duration 
Theodolite and Total Station Theory 
General system description

Classroom and Practical exercise 
4 Sessions 
Levelling and Datums
Course Name 
Content 
Form 
Duration 
Levelling Theory 
Tidal Levels and datums

Classroom and Practical exercise 
2 Sessions 
Tidal Theory
Course Name 
Content 
Form 
Duration 
Basic Tidal Theory 
Tidal fundamentals

Classroom 
2 Sessions 
Tidal Constituents 
Tidal constituents

Classroom and Class exercise 
2 Sessions 
Cotidal Theory 
Use of cotidal models 
Classroom and Class exercise 
2 Sessions 
Tidal Streams 
Measurement of tidal streams 
Classroom 
2 Sessions 
Sounding Theory
Course Name 
Content 
Form 
Duration 
Sounding Theory – Shallow 
Sounding in coastal water 
Classroom 
1 Session 
Sounding Theory – Deep 
Sounding in deep water 
Classroom 
1 Session 
Echo Sounder Theory – Singlebeam
Course Name 
Content 
Form 
Duration 
Echo Sounder Theory 
Transducers

Classroom 
2 Sessions 
Sidescan Sonar Theory
Course Name 
Content 
Form 
Duration 
Basic Sidescan Theory 
Basic principles

Classroom 
2 Sessions 
Multibeam Sonar Theory
Course Name 
Content 
Form 
Duration 
Basic Multibeam Theory 
Basic Principles

Classroom 
8 Sessions 
Calibration Theory
Course Name 
Content 
Form 
Duration 
Multibeam Calibration 
Calibration fundamentals

Classroom 
2 Sessions 
Calibration of ancillary equipment 
Calibration considerations for gyros, motion sensors and positioning equipment 
Classroom 
2 Sessions 
Ancillary Hydrographic Sensors
Course Name 
Content 
Form 
Duration 
Ancillary Sensors 
Basic principles of motion sensors, gyros, sound velocity profilers etc.

Classroom 
2 Sessions 
Offset Measurement Theory
Course Name 
Content 
Form 
Duration 
Vessel Offset Measurement Theory 
Measurement methods

Classroom 
2 Sessions 
IHO Standards for Hydrographic Surveyors
Course Name 
Content 
Form 
Duration 
IHO Special Publication No 44 
Detailed go through of SP 44 with special weighting on the practical aspects

Classroom 
2 Sessions 
Survey Planning
Course Name 
Content 
Form 
Duration 
Singlebeam Survey Planning 
Considerations planning singlebeam surveys 
Classroom and Class Exercise 
1 Session 
Side Scan Survey Planning 
Considerations planning sidescan surveys 
Classroom and Class Exercise 
1 Session 
Multibeam Survey Planning 
Considerations planning multibeam surveys 
Classroom and Class Exercise 
1 Session 
QINSy Data Acquisition
Course Name 
Content 
Form 
Duration 
Basic QINSy 
The fundamentals of the QPS data acquisition software QINSy 
Classroom 
12 Sessions 
Advanced QINSy 
Special aspects of QINSy

Classroom 
8 Sessions 
QLOUD 
The area cleaning tool

Classroom 
4 Sessions 
QINSy Mapping (TerraModel)
Course Name 
Content 
Form 
Duration 
Basic QINSy Mapping 
The fundamentals of the QPS data presentation software QINSy Mapping 
Classroom 
4 Sessions 
HDMS (Hydrographic Data Management System of TerraModel) 
From datapoint to fairsheet – a detailed workthrough of a simple hydrographic fairsheet

Classroom 
8 Sessions 
QLOUD Area Processing
Course Name 
Content 
Form 
Duration 
Basic QLOUD 
The fundamentals of the QPS data processing software QLOUD 
Classroom 
4 Sessions 
QINSy Fledermaus Applications
Course Name 
Content 
Form 
Duration 
Basic Fledermaus 
The fundamentals of the Fledermaus suite of softwares 
Classroom 
12 Sessions 
Course Name 
Content 
Form 
Duration 
Basic Rig Move 
The fundamentals of the QINSy Rig Move applicationPlease notice that this course is currently only offered in Nigeria!! 
Classroom 
8 Sessions 