Ocean Mapping (Graduate Certificate)


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 (http://ccom.unh.edu/graduate­certificate) or e­mail info@ccom.unh.edu at the Center of Coastal and Ocean Mapping Joint Hydrographic Center.


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

Required Courses

ESCI/OE 871Geodesy and Positioning for Ocean Mapping4
ESCI 872Applied Tools for Ocean Mapping2
MATH 831Mathematics for Geodesy3
ESCI/OE 874Fundamentals of Ocean Mapping I4
ESCI/OE 875Fundamentals of Ocean Mapping II4
ESCI/OE 972Hydrographic Field Course4
OE 677Seamanship and Marine Weather for Ocean Engineers and Scientists (for the optional Remote Sensing specialty)P/F
ESCI 896Topics 13
Total Credits24

Coastal Remote Sensing (3 cr) for the optional Remote Sensing specialty