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Seafloor Exploration and Surveying 2

When you'll study it
Semester 2
CATS points
ECTS points
Level 7
Module lead
Justin Dix
Academic year

Module overview

In this module students work through many of the data analysis and interpretation steps to evaluate plans for an offshore windfarm, using an example site in the east Solent.

With the University of Southampton’s unique access to its own research vessel the RV Callista, students get the opportunity to take part in an offshore hydrographic and geophysical survey. Using industry standard software packages such as ArcGIS Pro, Caris HIPS, Petrel, and SonarWiz, students will analyse dynamic processes on the seabed, and build a 3D ground model of the subsurface, to characterise the site.

As a result, students will be equipped with the skills directly relevant to the Hydrographic and Geophysical surveying industries. There will likely be opportunities to attend talks and network with industry partners during the duration of the course, who have employed previous students as a direct result of the experience gained during this module.