Dr. Mohd Razali Mahmud is a Professor at Faculty of Geoinformation and Real Estate, Universiti Teknologi Malaysia. He obtained his B.Sc (Hons.) Surveying and Mapping Sciences from North East London Polytechnic in 1986, M.Phil in Surveying Science from University of Newcastle upon Tyne in 1992 and Ph.D in Surveying from University College London in 1999. He is a Board Member of FIG/IHO/ICA International Board on Standards of Competence for Hydrographic Surveyors and Nautical Cartographers since 2001 to 2014. He is also Associate Editor of Marine Geodesy and Editorial Advisory Board Member of Hydro International. His area of interest is hydrography and offshore surveying.