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Standardized Guidance for the Establishment of a National Hydrographic Office in Developing Nations.
NAVAL POSTGRADUATE SCHOOL MONTEREY CA
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A set of guidelines ot be used in rendering advice and assistance to a nation attempting to establish a national hydrographic agency is warranted by various agencies of the U.S. Government. This thesis addresses the many aspects which need to be considered in setting up such an agency including the need for accurate nautical charts a statement of mission, objectives and goals organizational structure and function training requirements technical assistance available and space, time, and cost estimates during the span of agency development. The organization will be able to accomplish its objectives with a total of 23 employees divided into two organizational units. It is shown that a survey launch with six survey personnel is all that is necessary to achieve the identified near-term survey mission requirements. Time requirements will vary depending on whether survey operations can be conducted either on a year-round or seasonal basis-both scenarios were identified. Keywords include Hydrographic organization, establishment of hydrographic service, Hydrographic surveying, Hydrography.
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