With the advancement of new technologies things are changing fast in the survey industry.

As a surveyor, it’s vital to stay on top of new and emerging systems.
Swathe Services are one of a few organisations in the UK who design and lead practical based Multi-Beam training courses, widely recognised by the survey industry.

All our training is led by highly experienced hydrographic surveyors who have many years knowledge and expertise gained in the field.
We train all levels from entry-level graduates through to highly experienced surveyors looking to extend their knowledge base.

Upcoming Training Events

A one-day shore-based HYPACK training course

Monday 30th September 2019
Run by HYPACK and Swathe Services. Representatives from HYPACK will provide customer-led training covering the latest features of HYPACK 2019, and other aspects of the software. 

The Venue:
The Kendleshire Golf Club, Henfield Road, Coalpit Heath, Bristol UK.
9:30 am – 4:30 pm

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5-Day HYPACK Multi-Beam Echo Sounder (MBES) training

Monday 23rd –  Friday 27th September 2019 (Week 39)

HYPACK and Swathe Services are running this intensive 5-day Multi-Beam Echo Sounder (MBES) training course.

You will receive comprehensive training on equipment installation, calibration, data acquisition in HYPACK/HYSWEEP and post-processing. Also, training on how to use HYPACK for running autonomous surveys. 

The Venue:
Swathe Services, Unit 7 Hayle Marine Renewables Business Park, North Quay, Hayle, Cornwall TR27 4DD, UK

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Hydrographic Surveying Training Course

Training programmes can be customised for you or your team.

Designed to give students a broad range of experience in marine survey practice with equipment set up, installation, calibration and operation. We cover all aspects of the acquisition and processing of hydrographic data, positioning, and charting using the latest technology.

Through a combination of classroom based theory and hands-on practical instruction aboard our survey vessels, we ensure all participants get the most out of their learning experience. We also try to make training informal, relaxed and above all, fun.


All courses are run regularly throughout the year with up to 12 students attending.
Students are provided with a copy of all the training manuals to take away.

Past course participants include people from universities, government institutions, survey companies, dredging contractors and freelance contractors.


Multi-Beam training courses run annually from Swathe Services Head Office,
North Quay, Hayle, Cornwall. UK. Register your interest below.

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