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United States Intelligence Community

October 29, 2007

Bathymetrists analyze, evaluate, and correct raw bathymetric (depth) data. They populate and maintain this data in multi-agency databases for use across the Intelligence Community.

Skills and Knowledge Required

Bathymetrists typically possess knowledge of bathymetry, trigonometry, and photo interpretation techniques. General skill areas include geospatial data integration, geospatial information processing, geospatial source analysis, research and information gathering, and data and statistical analysis. For a complete description of skill and knowledge requirements, please check with Community member agencies.

Education, Licenses, and Certifications Required

Intelligence Community agencies typically prefer applicants for Bathymetrist positions to have at least a Bachelor’s degree in one of the following disciplines: astronomy, cartography, computer science, cultural area studies, environmental science, forestry, geodesy, geography (physical, political, demographic, or regional), geospatial information systems, geospatial information sciences, geology, geophysics, hydrology, imagery science, international affairs, marine science, meteorology, photogrammetry, physical science, remote sensing, or other closely related disciplines.

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