|Employer:|| Defence Jobs|
|Job Type:||Full Time|
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A great opportunity to work aboard surveying ships, using computer based equipment to collect data about the ocean and sea floor.
Other Ranks (Non Technical)
Hydrography is the branch of applied sciences which deals with the measurement and description of the physical features of oceans, seas, coastal areas, lakes and rivers, as well as with the prediction of their change over time, for the primary purpose of safety of navigation and in support of all other marine activities, including economic development, security and defence, scientific research, and environmental protection.
The Royal Australian Navy through the Australian Hydrographic Service is the Commonwealth Government agency responsible for production of Australia’s official nautical charts (paper and electronic), Tide Tables and other nautical publications for all ships navigating the seas and oceans around Australia. The charting area for the Hydrographic Survey Fleet covers one eighth of the Earth's surface, stretching as far west as Christmas Island in the Indian Ocean, east to Norfolk Island in the Pacific Ocean and from the Solomon Islands to the Antarctic.
When you join the Navy and successfully complete the recruit and initial category training, you will be employed as a Hydrographic Systems Operator (HSO). You can be expected to undertake tasks such as:
Other tasks in addition to general HSO duties include:
Further information about the Australian Hydrographic Service is available at the website of the Australian Hydrographic Service. .