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We, the Ocean

The International Federation of Hydrographic Societies (IFHS) is a unique partnership of worldwide national and regional learned societies that acts to promote the hydrographic expertise and carrers and to unite the world hydrographic community around common initiatives and projects.

Membership of the Federation is open to national hydrographic societies (or similar organisations) only. Individuals, companies and other organisations wishing to be associated with IFHS must gain access via membership of one its member societies.

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What is hydrography?

Hydrography is the measurement of various physical characteristics of the oceans (or other waters) such as bottom depth, currents and waves. Although hydrographic surveys were traditionally carried out in order to produce navigation charts, nowadays such surveys are used in many applications from the oil and gas industry, to leisure activities and the fishing industry.

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