Role Of The Institute

The primary role of the institute is to conduct training in the applied science of Hydrography and allied studies for

  • Indian and International Naval Officers & Sailors. 

  • Civilian personnel from various Indian Ports & other Maritime Agencies.

  • Periodically review the syllabi of various courses as per the specifications of International Hydrographic Organisation (IHO) & Goa University.

The institute is responsible to the Flag Officer Commanding-in-Chief, Southern Naval Command, at Kochi in Kerala for imparting requisite levels of training to the personnel nominated by the National and International Hydrographic Offices as well as other Institutions and Organisations. The institute is also responsible to the Southern Naval Command, through the National Hydrographic Office, at Dehra Dun, for the preparation of the draft, Annual Training Programmes and periodic reviews for updating the syllabi of various courses.

The institute is responsible to the Chief Hydrographer to the Govt. of India for meeting the Standards of Competence while designing the Syllabi for the IHO CAT "A" and CAT "B" Courses. Additionally, the institute also undertakes local and operational survey tasks in Goa Area as and when ordered by the relevant authorities, without disrupting the primary role.

The institute conducts trials, commissioning and evaluation of new survey equipment as directed by the Chief Hydrographer from time to time. The institute is the primary institution for advising the Indian Hydrographic department and the Training Command on Hydrographic training related issues and curriculum."


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