This questionnaire is intended to gauge the views of users and stakeholders on a range of topics that will help to inform the decision-making processes of the IHO HSSC Project Team on Standards for Hydrographic Surveys (HSPT) on the future evolution of IHO Standards for Hydrographic Surveys Special Publication No. 44 (S-44).  The current (5th) edition was adopted in February 2008, a copy can be downloaded free-of-charge from the IHO website:
https://www.iho.int/iho_pubs/standard/S-44_5E.pdf
 
We greatly value your opinions and hope that you will find 10 minutes to complete the online questionnaire, all completed questionnaires will be treated in the strictest confidence and processed anonymously.  However, if you don't mind providing your name and email address the final question allows you to do so. 
 
The closing date for responses is Friday 17th November 2017.
 
Section 1 is compulsory. Please answer all of the remaining questions as appropriate.

Section 1: About you

* 1. To the nearest whole year, how long have you been involved in hydrography, or an allied industry or profession?

* 2. In which industry sectors(s) are you currently working and/or have you previously worked?
(Tick all that Apply)

* 3. Which best represents your current role?
(Tick all that Apply)

* 4. Please give details of your relevant educational qualifications:
(Tick all that Apply)

* 5. Have you attended a programme which has been recognised as meeting the requirements of the FIG/IHO/ICA S-5/S-8 Standards of Competence for Category 'A'/'B' Hydrographic Surveyors/Nautical Cartographers?
(Tick all that Apply)

* 6. Are you responding as an individual or representing the wider views of a company, organisation or member state?

* 7. Which activities best describes your company/organisation?
(Tick all that apply)

* 8. What is the primary purpose of the surveys in which you are involved?
(Tick all that apply)

* 9. What survey platforms do you or your organisation use?
(Tick all that apply)

* 10. What survey sensors do you or your organisation use?
(Tick all that apply)

 
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