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Certificate in Alternative Marine Surveying Techniques

Study the growing importance of utilising alternative means of surveying ships and offshore structures

Start Date: 15 March 2021

Distance Learning

Marine Surveying using Alternative Means

This certificate will benefit any professional involved in the marine surveying sector, as it provides an overview of the exciting new ways of surveying ships and offshore structures using UAVs, drones and other innovative technologies. 

When: 15 March 2021
Where: Delivered online with the support of leading industry experts
Duration: 14 Weeks
Qualification: Lloyd’s Maritime Academy Professional Development Certificate

Ideal for: Those already in the marine surveying sector, who are looking to build on their existing surveying expertise. The programme is invaluable for those who, while not practically involved in surveying, work in maritime trade, transport, or insurance, who would benefit from an insight into how new areas of marine surveying are being explored.

Course Modules | Courses Fees | About Online Learning

100% Online - Learn from wherever you are!

At Lloyd’s Maritime Academy, lifelong learning is a concept that we’re passionate about and for this reason, we make it as accessible and flexible for our students.

Online learning puts you in control of your learning – especially suitable for all of us in the maritime industry where we often spend time away from home. With our courses you are free to study when, where and how you choose, and in the style and the speed that is right for you. Early morning, in a work break, late at night - it is entirely up to you so you can fit your education around your work and/or family commitments.

So what’s stopping you? Get in touch today and find out how we can help provide you with a timely career boost.


  • Introduction to Alternative Means of Survey
  • Equivalent and alternative design arrangements
  • Survey types involving alternative means
  • New alternative means of surveys – UAVs, ROVs and digital photography
  • Surveys detecting corrosion and assessing machinery/systems
  • Additional Technology and Safety Concerns for Alternative Means of Access
  • Academia, testing and future requirements

Download the full course syllabus to find out more about each module and what you will learn on the course

Course Director



Allan Larsen

Allan is a Chartered Engineer and Chartered Marine Engineer with thirty years of marine industry experience. Of his thirty year career, Allan served fifteen years with the major Classification Society Bureau Veritas acting as a ship surveyor (all marks and all notations) and as Head of Section for Casualties, Damages and Repairs. Currently Allan is the Managing Director of Larsens Marine Surveyors and Consultants Ltd. 

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Partnered with The Society of Consulting Marine Engineers and Ship Surveyors (SCMS)

  • Receive 50% off SCMS membership fee for new members who have completed the Certificate in Alternative Means of Surveys in the year of application
  • Receive 20% off SCMS membership for existing members who have completed the Certificate in Alternative Means of Surveys as part of their CPD in the year of doing the course

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