An MoU Signed Between SUSL & NARA to Strengthen the Hydrographic Degree Program

Faculty of Geomatics of Sabaragamuwa University of Sri Lanka has initiated a new degree program: ‘BscHons (Surveying Sciences) (Hydrographic Surveying)’, in 2015 and this programme has obtained the recognition from the International Board

on Standards of Competence for Hydrographic Surveyors and Nautical CartographersIBSC FIG/IHO/ICA Category B level at its 38th meeting held in Brazil in 2015.

However, to successfully conduct a programme of this nature requires both academically and professionally qualified experts, and related infrastructure including necessary equipment, software and onboard training in order to fulfil the expected programme learning outcomes and accreditation requirements. Therefore, this MoU will benefit the FoG in successful conduct of this degree programme complying with the IBSC Category B standards.