46 Years in Hydrography
Congratulations to Bruce Wallen who has retired after 46 years in the hydrographic profession. Bruce started his career in the Royal New Zealand Navy (RNZN) in 1977, surveying much, if not most, of the coast of NZ. Bruce held positions at LINZ and Discovery Marine Limited over his career and served as the Chair of the Hydrographic Professional Stream (HPS) at S+SNZ between 2013 and 2017. He was instrumental in building a business plan for the Hydrographic Stream as well as helping to adopt policy and standards for professional development (CPD) programmes to improve best hydrographic practice. Bruce has been a mentor to others within the industry, including survey students, where he has undertaken guest lecturing at the University of Otago’s School of Surveying.