Welcome, Nicola Woodley, a Hydrographic Surveyor from Cornwall who joins our expanding team from the University of Plymouth. Nicola is about to complete her MSc in Hydrography, where she has gained scientific and technological knowledge of hydrography, and experience on the latest methods and equipment used in exploring and managing the seabed.

Surveying using USS Inception Class MKI USV

Since joining us, she has already been down to Kent with the survey team. There they conducted a Power Plant Silt Survey using the USS Inception Class MKI Unmanned Surface Vessel (USV) with Single Beam Echo Sounder and CEE-SCOPE technology.

Nicola says: “Unmanned Survey Solutions is a very forward thinking company who are pushing the boundaries of technology, it’s a very exciting time to join them. I also liked the idea of being shore-based rather than offshore, which most Hydrographic Surveyor jobs are now. My interest is in the area of robotics on the USV’s and datasets. I like to gather and process accurate survey data and make sure it is as perfect as possible.”

Nicola is originally from St Austell in Cornwall and is delighted to be back working near to family and friends. She will be out surveying, using the Inception Class MKI USV, for our customers in Cornwall and the UK.