Guiding Maritime Excellence

First Graduates of IHO Recognized CAT-B Hydrographic Survey Diploma

The Commander-In-Chief of the Egyptian Navy (C-IN-C) Vice-Admiral Ashraf Atwa, and the President of Arab Academy for Science and Technology (AAST) Dr. Ismail Abdel Ghafar has honored the graduation of the first class of IHO Recognized CAT-B Hydrographic survey diploma.

Rear Admiral Dr. Ashraf El-Assal, Director of ENHD and Egypt’s National Hydrographer, highlighted the comprehensive concept of hydrography beyond mere surveying and charting applications. He underscored the vital contribution of well-trained graduates in ensuring the seamless operations of maritime activities, emphasizing its direct influence on our daily lives.

“The data and insights derived from hydrographic studies contribute directly to informed decision-making, ultimately strengthening the capabilities of the Egyptian Navy and other government entities.” — Vice Admiral Ashraf Atwa

  • Navigation and Nautical Charting.
  • Dredging of navigation channels
  • Port and Harbor Development.
  • Offshore Oil and Gas Exploration.
  • Underwater Archaeology.
  • Environmental Monitoring.
  • Submarine Cable and Pipeline Routing.
  • Search and Rescue Operations.
  • Fisheries Management.
  • Underwater Infrastructure Development.
  • Renewable Energy Projects.

The partnership between ENHD and AAST has achieved remarkable success. The provision of a high-caliber team of staff and faculty members and the expertise brought by ENHD who bring extensive experience in the field, this collaboration has not only enriched the educational experience but also facilitated the smooth transfer of both academic and practical knowledge to the enrolled students. Recognition of this partnership by the IHO is a testament to the diligent efforts that have been invested to ensure its inclusion in the list of acknowledged institutions. (IBSC Recognized Programmes | IHO)

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