Fugro Academy Training Centre

Staff from Fugro taking part in a practical training session in the operation of uncrewed surface vessels (USVs) on board the WillChallenge on Southampton Water.
Fugro Middle East personnel have completed the world's first Maritime Autonomous Surface Systems (MASS) professional certified training delivered by SeaBot XR at their training academy CEbotiX, the National Centre for Operational Excellence in Marine Robotics based in Southampton, UK.

We have a state-of-the-art training facility, located in Plymouth, UK that is home to our internal and external courses for surveys, remotely operated vehicles (ROVs) and uncrewed survey vessels (USVs).

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Wayne Reynolds

Global Training Manager

The Fugro Academy was established in 2006 as a global, group-wide, standardised training initiative to support recruitment and staff development. It provides office-based and field staff with instructor-led practical courses and online, hosted e-learning modules on a variety of technical, HSE (health, safety and environment) and business-related topics.

Fugro Academy Training Centre – Plymouth, UK

Well trained personnel are key to delivering high quality services to our customers. Our purpose-built centre in Plymouth Fugro Academy is designed to produce professional people with the necessary technical training and a high-level of competency for marine and land surveying.

Paul Ensell and Stuart O'Brien on remote operations simulator desk

Opening of the ROV training centre in Plymouth

We currently run a number of training courses that are open to external and internal applicants.

ROV Training Programme

Our very popular ROV training course provides a combination of hands-on experience and structured studies designed to equip you with the ROV skills you need for working offshore.

The centre has adjacent quayside that will give you contact with vessels as well as mobilisation and ROV maintenance activities. You’ll make good use of the centre’s facilities, which include a state-of-the-art ROV simulator and workshops for fibre-optics and hydraulics training – perfect for helping you to master specific maintenance and repairs techniques.


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A quick overview of our Applied Hydrographic Survey Programme

Applied Hydrographic Survey Programme

Whether you are aiming to be a hydrographic surveyor or already work in hydrography, our internationally recognised International Hydrographic Organization (IHO) Category B programme is designed to help you build skills in the science and technology of hydrography and move forward in your career.

Delivered by experienced professionals with a global reputation for hydrography, it combines practical and theoretical training to cover all the basic and essential subject requirements of the FIG/IHO/ICA S-5B Standards of Competence for Hydrographic Surveyors.


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Michael Redmayne

Global Hydrography Trainer

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Stewart O'Brien

Global ROV Trainer

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