Hydrographic Surveyor

Nicola Woodley joined Unmanned Survey Solutions Ltd immediately after she graduated from Plymouth University with a BSc in Marine Biology and MSc in Hydrography.

Nicky confirms it was her ‘problem solving and tinkering type of brain’ combined with her love of the sea that led her to a career in the marine services industry.

Nicky’s first survey for USS was in June 2019 where she operated an Inception MarkI USV, mapping the intake pond of a gas PowerStation. She now has extensive knowledge of USV operations, incorporating single-beam, multi-beam and LiDAR processing, reporting and charting, patch tests, networking, CAD work, application notes, and schematics.

In her spare time Nicky is a triathlete, competitive runner, does cross-fit every morning and volunteers for Her Majesty’s Coast Guard rope rescue team.