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 definately 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 definately 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.
04. December 2018
Skilltrade was represented at the 1st International Water Environment Ecological Construction Development Conference “Harmony with Nature”. This 2 day conference -co-hosted by the Chinese Dredging Association (CHIDA)- was held in Wuhan, China on 18 and 19 October.
04. May 2018
In week 18 we welcomed a group of 18 (board) members of the Association of Authorised Land Surveyors from Malaysia. We organised a 5 day course on Flood control in the Netherlands, and introduced them to the Dutch strategy for dike reinforcement and climate adaptation. We started with a brief introduction course in Hydrography, geological settlement and sea level rising studies. Furthermore we arranged visits to exchange knowledge how we handle the various aspects of water rising. We received a...
30. April 2018
The next 22nd Skilltrade Hydrographic Survey Category B Course will start 10 September 2018 in Ijmuiden, the e-learning training for this course should be started on or before 9 June 2018. We received a great international interest which needs to be confirmed in the next coming weeks. 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.
17. April 2018
16 and 17 April 2018 we held an Introduction Hydrography course at our office in Voorschoten. We welcomed 9 participants, employees of Geometius, Groningen Seaports, Boskalis, Stema, IGL and Primo Marine. An interesting 2 day course for people who received no formal hydrografic training but who do work, or want to work in this field. This course can also be a starting point for a company specific course, allowing for specific requirements to be included. If there is sufficient interest, this...

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