Memorial ocean mapping program receives IBSC recognition


A master’s program at Memorial University’s Marine Institute’s School of Ocean Technology has gained international recognition. The Master of Applied Ocean Technology (Ocean Mapping) Program recently received S-5 category A recognition for hydrographic surveyors from the International Board on Standards of Competence for Hydrographic Surveyors and Nautical Cartographers (IBSC). This is the highest level of international recognition that can be awarded by IBSC. “This recognition demonstrates to the international hydrography industry that we are delivering a relevant and progressive ocean mapping curriculum with exceptional teaching from our faculty,” said Joe Singleton, head of Memorial’s School of Ocean Technology. Memorial says that this it is the first graduate-level program in Canada to receive this certification.