Bathymetry

Description

The scientific discipline that studies underwater topography.

Alternative labels

the study of water depth

Skill type

knowledge

Skill reusability level

sector-specific

Relationships with occupations

Essential knowledge

Bathymetry is an essential knowledge of the following occupations:

Hydrographic surveyor: Hydrographic surveyors measure and map, by means of specialised equipment, marine environments. They collect scientific data in order to study the underwater topography and morphology of bodies of water.
Hydrographic surveying technician: Hydrographic surveying technicians perform oceanographic and surveying operations in marine environments. They assist hydrographic surveyors, using specialised equipment to map and study underwater topography and morphology of bodies of water. They assist in the installation and deployment of hydrographic and surveying equipment and report about their work.

Optional knowledge

Bathymetry is optional for these occupations. This means knowing this knowledge may be an asset for career advancement if you are in one of these occupations.

 


 

References

  1. Bathymetry – ESCO

 

Last updated on September 20, 2022

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