07. July 2020
As the development of the COVID-19 pandemic is still unpredictable, we see no realistic possibility to deliver traditional on-site teaching. For the upcoming 25th Cat B class, all lessons that can be delivered on-line will therefore be taught using digital formats. Workshops, practical assignments and exams will be held in The Netherlands (in line with IBSC/IHO regulations) in March 2021. We can offer you this modified program at a substantial lower rate than our regular on-site program....
16. June 2020
In line with the advice from the Dutch Government on the prevention of the spread of COVID-19 we unfortunately had to interupt our 24th Cat B class mid-March. Most students returned back to Nigeria, Oman and Bahrain. However, three international students could not return home. Last week these students and two Dutch students finished 13-week theoretical course in IJmuiden. The remaining lectures were given online. The final exams were made in class with a safe distance from each other. The...
26. March 2020
Since 2000 Skilltrade is dedicated to answering your training needs. As the coronavirus crisis continues a lot of us have transitioned to remote working. We know it is not ‘business-as-usual’ for any industry today, so maybe you or a co-worker has time to study? We therefore have added a module Hydrography Induction to our e-learning platform. A Hydrography starter course based on the introduction chapters of the Handbooks of Offshore Surveying. Those chapters are part of the course and all...
13. January 2020
19 March we intend to welcome our first students in Voorschoten for a 3 day course Drone Survey Fundamentals. This course is intended for those people that want to understand the fundamental principles behind surveying with a drone to allow you to be able to carry out accurate drone surveys consistently. Drone Survey Fundamentals is a short but intense training to ensure that you have all the theoretical knowledge and practical insights to make you an aerial surveyor. The course is packed with...
08. October 2019
We are pleased to announce our new collaboration with Septentrio Belgium for the Skilltrade Cat B course. Today at Offshore Energy Exhibition & Conference 2019 we were handed an AsteRx-U, an all in one multi-frequency GNSS receiver. We thank Septentrio for this much appreciated cooperation. The upcoming students of the 24th Cat B will definitely benefinit from this equipment during their practical project. Registration is open for the upcoming courses. If you have any questions or wish to...
01. September 2019
Since many years the Nigerian Ports Authority and Skilltrade have a good relationship. Skilltrade has trained several of their surveyors at Category B level. Skilltrade has also organised some summer courses, mostly related to dredging aspects. Various survey departments of the NPA required additional new recruits, Skilltrade suggested to run a local, 2-week Advanced Introduction Course Hydrography. The aim was to make all recruits aware of hydrography and future developments of their career....
12. April 2019
The 23rd Class was coming to an end. We were honored with a visit from Commander Mahmud from the Nigerian Maritime Administration and Safety Agency. Togerther with the students, who have worked hard over the last 12 weeks, Nova College and various teachers we were pleased to celebrate this class and their efforts.
11. April 2019
Our visit to Ocean Business in Southampton led to various new contacts for courses, e-learning and our books. R2Sonic surprised us with their very generous donation of a 2020 Multi-beam Echosounder. We thank the R2Sonics management for this much appreciated gift. The upcoming students of the 24th Cat B will definitely benefinit from this equipment during their practical project. Registration is open for the upcoming courses. If you have any questions or wish to register, please do not hesitate...
30. January 2019
21 January 2019 the 23rd Cat B course started in Ijmuiden. A group of 8 dedicated students from Iceland, Nigeria and The Netherlands. The next 24th Skilltrade Hydrographic Survey Category B Course will start 2 September 2019 in Ijmuiden, the e-learning training for this course should be started on or before 15 June 2019. If you have any questions about this course or wish to register, please do not hesitate to contact us. We look forward to hearing from you.

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