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Hydrographic Survey Laboratory (ZB214B)


The Laboratory

The Hydrographic Surveying Laboratory is well equipped with several advanced instruments and tools to support teaching and research activities. These include a single-beam echosounder, a multi-beam echosounder, a sound velocity profiler (SVP), a current meter and an underwater Remote Operated Vehicle (ROV).

Hydrographic Surveying Camp

The Hydrographic Surveying Laboratory plays an important role in supporting teaching and research activities at the Department of Land Surveying and Geo-Informatics (LSGI). The Hydrographic Surveying course offered at the Department of LSGI is the only one of its kind in Hong Kong Universities.

The Hydrographic Survey Laboratory ('Hydro Laboratory') at the Department of Land Surveying and Geo-Informatics has evolved into a modern laboratory with a suite of advanced instruments and software to meet the various university teaching, research and consulting requirements. These include HyPack software package, current meter, DGPS/Beacon single-frequency GPS receiver, digital tide gauge, dual-frequency Precise Point Positioning (PPP) GPS receiver, dual-frequency RTK/DGPS GPS receiver, Elac Console multi-beam echo sounder, motion reference unit, portable sound velocity profiler for depth and single-beam echo sounder.

The Hydro Laboratory has provided excellent facilities and data for many undergraduate students' Final Year Projects (FYP). In partnership with the HyPack Inc., USA, the Hydro Laboratory organised two short-course training for Hong Kong hydrographic surveying community in 2013 and 2014.

Lab-in-charge: Prof. George Liu (


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