AMC Search and Fugro to develop Cat-A Hydrographic Survey Course

November 07, 2023

AMC Search, the training and consultancy division of the Australian Maritime College (AMC), has signed an MOU with Fugro to develop and gain IBSC accreditation for a CatA Hydrography course to service the Australasian region. 

Signed at a ceremony at the AMC headquarters in Launceston by Wayne Reynolds, Fugro Global Technical Training Manager and Mal Wise, AMC Principal, the MOU provides a guiding framework for AMC Search and Fugro to combine resources to develop a modern course that will meet the requirements of the IBSC. 

The development and accreditation processes are complex and will take substantial resourcing to complete. 

The aim of this collaboration is to utilise the skills and expertise from each organisation to develop a course that will provide the Hydrographic Survey community with a much-needed training program that is currently unavailable in the Australasian region. 

Formal development work will commence in early 2024 with an expected launch date in Q1 2025 and will be open to people already in the industry or those wanting to commence an exciting and rewarding career in Hydrographic Survey.

To express interest in the program, please email