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The following are links to a few references that are useful for all hydrographers, and may be useful in preparation for taking the Hydrographer Certification examination. Hard copies may be consulted during the open-book exam.

“Hydrographic Surveying,” US Army Corps of Engineers Engineering Manual (EM) 1110-2-1003--download from:
“Specifications and Deliverables,” Office of Coast Survey, National Ocean Service, NOAA, --download from: http://www.nauticalcharts.noaa.gov/hsd/specs/specs.htm
“IHO Standards for Hydrographic Surveys,” (S-44), --download from:  
"IHO Manual on Hydrography" (C-13)(Jan 13, 2010,--download from: http://www.iho.int/iho_pubs/CB/C13_Index.htm
“Tidal Datums and Their Applications,” Center for Operational Oceanographic Products and Services, National Ocean Service, NOAA, --download from: http://tidesandcurrents.noaa.gov/publications/tidal_datums_and_their_applications.pdf
“Computational Techniques For Tidal Datums Handbook,” Center for Operational Oceanographic Products and Services, National Ocean Service, NOAA, --download from: http://tidesandcurrents.noaa.gov/publications/Computational_Techniques_for_Tidal_Datums_handbook.pdf
“NAVIGATION RULES (International-Inland) COMDTINST M16672.2D,U.S.Department of Homeland Security, U.S. Coast Guard, --download from: http://www.navcen.uscg.gov/?pageName=navRuleChanges and click Download
“American Practical Navigator,” Nathaniel Bowditch, National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency,  --download from: http://msi.nga.mil/NGAPortal/MSI.portal and on the left side under “Find” select the “Publications” link, then from the drop down menu select “ American Practical Navigator”. This book is available as a single PDF file (35MB) or as individual PDF Chapters.
“NAVSTAR Global Positioning System Surveying,” US Army Corps of Engineers Engineering Manual (EM) 1110-1-1003--download from:
"Field Procedures Manual,"  Office of Coast Survey, NOAA,  April 2009 http://www.nauticalcharts.noaa.gov/hsd/fpm/fpm.htm
"Seabeam Multibeam Sonar Theory of Operations Manual," at http://www.mbari.org/data/mbsystem/sonarfunction/SeaBeamMultibeamTheoryOperation.pdf

The following additional references provide background information and should be considered for inclusion in a hydrographer’s technical library:

"Understanding Tides” NOAA NOS CO-OPS http://tidesandcurrents.noaa.gov/pub.html
“Our Restless Tides” NOAA NOS CO-OPS http://tidesandcurrents.noaa.gov/pub.html
“IHO Transfer Standard for Digital Hydrographic Data” (S-57) 
“Federal Radio Navigation Plan,” DOD/DOT. Download from:   http://www.navcen.uscg.gov/pdf/2010_FRP_FINAL_Signed.pdf
“Hydrography for the Surveyor & Engineer,” A.E. Ingham, ISBN# 0632029439, Blackwell Science, 238 Main Street, Cambridge, MA 02142, Phone 617-876-7000
“Chapman Piloting: Seamanship and Small Boat Handling,” 62nd Edition, Edward S. Maloney, Morrow, William & Co., available from http://amazon.com.
“Dutton’s Navigation and Piloting," published by US Naval Institute, by Benjamin Dutton, ISBN 0870211579, available from http://amazon.com.
“Surveying: Theory & Practice,” Anderson & Mikhail, Dec 97, McGraw Hill Book Co. Available at http://www.books.mcgraw-hill.com
“GPS Satellite Surveying,” Alfred Leick, 1990 
"Photogrammetric Mapping,” US Army Corps of Engineers Engineer Manual (EM) 1110-1-1000 (31 May 93), download fromhttp://www.usace.army.mil/inet/usacedocs/eng-manuals
“Side Scan Sonar Image Interpretation”, “Sub-bottom Surveys”, and “Side Scan Sonar and Magnetometer Surveys”, Black Laser Learning   http://www.blacklaserlearning.com
"GPS for Land Surveyors Second Edition" Jan Van Sickle 2001

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