EIVA is always happy to hear about new academic courses involving ocean sciences, but we’re even happier when a new course selects EIVA NaviSuite software for its curriculum.
Just so, the programme SweHS S-5B Practical Hydrography, commencing for the first time this November at the University of Gothenburg in Sweden, will be incorporating EIVA NaviSuite’s NaviPac, NaviEdit and NaviModel software into its syllabus.
EIVA’s NaviSuite is perfectly matched to the course, which seeks to provide students with the skills and knowledge for collecting, processing and analysing seabed and water column information.
David Dodd, Visiting Lecturer at the University of Gothenburg’s Department of Marine Sciences and course leader, told EIVA: ‘EIVA provides our programme with an effective education tool that allows for the collection and processing of multi-beam and associated data, in a single software package. In addition, students are exposed to software used in industry, including the Swedish Maritime Administration.’
‘We plan to use NaviPac, NaviEdit and NaviModel in the data collection and processing components of the new programme,’ Dodd explained. Keen to support this kind of initiative, EIVA is providing the software under its Academic Licence programme without cost.
The course will be hosted at the University of Gothenburg by a consortium that also includes Chalmers University of Technology, Stockholm University, the Swedish Maritime Administration, and MMT AB.
The applied mapping course will take advantage of the University of Gothenburg research vessel ‘Skagerrak’ and its modern mapping systems. The vessel is outfitted with high-resolution multi-beam and sub-bottom acoustic systems and high-accuracy GNSS positioning and orientation systems.
Dodd’s graduate student colleague, Vilhelm Fagerström, had previously worked in the maritime survey industry at both Clinton and MMT AB before returning to University of Gothenburg to work on a PhD in oceanography. Of this past experience in the industry Fagerström said: ‘EIVA offers software packages that make it very easy to streamline the complete workflow, from data acquisition to the finalising of products for delivery.’
‘The EIVA software is exceptionally user friendly and allows for large flexibility which is key when the scope of work varies between projects. Students should find the operation of the software to be intuitive, and from experience I know that the clear structure facilitates the learning process,’ Fagerström added.
Expected to populate the course when it commences in November are a mix of academic and industry students (including ones from the Swedish Maritime Administration, Clinton and MMT AB).
We wish all students beginning on the course the best of luck with their studies!
If you work at an academic institute that you think would benefit from an EIVA Academic Licence, or training in software from an EIVA expert, then be sure to get in touch with our team to talk about the opportunities available.
Keep in mind as well that EIVA offer subscriptions to NaviSuite eLearning.