The Hydrography Commission maintains important relationships with many key hydrospatial organisations. For details see below.
The Commission maintains close links with those Australasian educational institutions offering tertiary hydrographic surveying qualifications and with the FIG/IHO/ICA International Board on Standards of Competence for Hydrographic Surveyors and Nautical Cartographers to ensure that appropriate educational opportunities are available to members and students wishing to pursue a hydrographic surveying career, and that the qualifications being offered meet the requirements of international best practice.
The Australasian Hydrographic Society is the South West Pacific and South East Asian regional focus for those interested in hydrography and related sciences.
The International Hydrographic Organisation is an intergovernmental consultative and technical organization that was established in 1921 to support safety of navigation and the protection of the marine environment.
Commission 4 of the International Federation of Surveyors focuses on development and recognition of standards of competency, development of technical standards and guidelines, developing and promoting the need to manage our oceans and seas in a sustainable manner, and a comprehensive investigation of plastic pollution at source that is a concerning global environmental problem (“Mapping the Plastic”).
The Commission is very fortunate to have the generous support of a number of hydrography orgnisations as Sustaining Partners.