Individual membership of The Hydrographic Society UK & Ireland is open to anyone with any level of expertise or interest in the many and varied facets of hydrography, civil engineering, oceanography, geophysics, marine resource management and other associated disciplines. No formal qualifications are required.
Individual members are sub-divided into three categories – Student & New Graduate, Individual and Retired – with all receiving the same membership benefits, as specified on the Membership page. Each membership category has a respective post nominal, there is no need to make a separate application.
The Fellowship Scheme recognises those members of the Society that have made an outstanding contribution to the profession of hydrography or an associated discipline. Full details of who is eligible, how to nominate and a link to the list of elected Fellows can be found below.
All paid-up Student & New Graduate members are automatically entitled to use the Associate Member of The Hydrographic Society UK & Ireland post-nominal, AHydSoc. Student & New Graduate Members may remain in this membership category up to three years after graduation and hence remain using the AHydSoc post-nominal for this period.
All paid-up members of the Individual and Retired categories are automatically entitled to use the Member of The Hydrographic Society UK & Ireland post-nominal, MHydSoc.
Student & New Graduate members will automatically progress to full Individual membership three years after graduation, so will automatically be upgraded to MHydSoc.
Following five consecutive, fully paid-up years in the Individual or Retired categories all members are eligible for nomination for Fellowship of The Hydrographic Society UK & Ireland. Those members that are successful in being elected to Fellowship are entitled to use the Fellow of The Hydrographic Society UK & Ireland post-nominal, FHydSoc.
After five consecutive, fully paid-up years in the Individual or Retired categories, all members* are eligible for nomination for Fellowship of The Hydrographic Society UK & Ireland.
For a member to be elected a Fellow, their proposers must demonstrate that the member has made an outstanding contribution to the profession of hydrography or an associated discipline, been recognised as a pre-eminent figure within their chosen field, been responsible for a relevant significant development or concept, and/or made a sustained and exceptional contribution to the Society.
All nominations will be reviewed by the Society’s Fellowship Committee. The outcome of this process will be primarily determined by the information supplied on the nomination form and in any accompanying documentation e.g. a short biography, record of publications, details of contributions to research or development, details of relevant consultancy and voluntary work, etc.
Those who have been elected Fellows will be announced at the Society’s next Annual General Meeting, in the next issue of the Society’s magazine soundings, as well as being informed directly.
* Except for serving Directors, Members of the Board and Members of the Fellowship Committee.
The nominee must have been a fully paid-up Individual or Retired member for at least five consecutive years to be eligible for nomination for Fellowship.
Nominations must be proposed and seconded by two other fully-paid up members who are personally known to the nominee and should, ideally, be made without the knowledge of the nominee.
Members cannot nominate themselves for Fellowship.
All nominations must be submitted using the online Fellowship Nomination Form below.
Upon receipt of a nomination, the Fellowship Committee may request further supporting evidence for the nomination.
The annual closing date for receipt of nominations/supporting evidence is 31 December.
Please remember to include a curriculum vitae, biography and any other supporting documentation.