In 1993, Tamer Nada graduated from the Egyptian Naval College and served as a chief officer in the Coast Guard brigade until 1998 when he was promoted to Captain of a fast patrol gun boat. Throughout this period of his sea service, Tamer completed advanced basic diving and advanced navigational courses, until 2004 when he started his hydrographic career by graduating with honors from the Naval Oceanographic Office in the UK (Cat-B). He then joined the Egyptian Hydrographic Department as a Hydrographic surveyor, participated in numerous survey operations for the Egyptian fleet. In 2007, he received an underwater acoustic diploma from the Italian National Research Institute. Following a promotion to Commander in 2009, he completed his first master’s degree in hydrographic surveying from the Arab Academy for Science, Technology and Maritime Transport “AASTMT” with the trophy for best thesis. Thereafter, in 2010, he moved to the USA to apply for another Masters of Science from the University of Southern Mississippi in Science to complete his long hydrographic course (Cat-A). After returning to Egypt, he joined ENHD and worked as a chief of the Egyptian Cartographic and ENC production division. However, in February 2015, he was among the first IC-ENC International Validation Training Course in Taunton, UKHO. Accordingly, he was responsible for the production of the first validated and completed ENCs for ENHD, in addition to the production of the first INT paper charts.
Tamer was also a member of the national expert Egyptian team for the International tribunal of the Law of the Sea, and was a member of the Egyptian official delegation for the XVVIIIth International Hydrographic Conference that was held in Monaco in April 2012, besides being the Head of the Egyptian exhibition team in the Cartographic Exhibition at IHC-XVIII. In 2016, he attended the ENC Standards Maintenance Working Group (ENCWG) and the S-100 Working Group meeting as an active member representing Egypt (ENHD) in Tokyo, Japan. In addition, he represented his country in the IC-ENC steering committee meeting SC17, held in September 2016 in Amsterdam, Netherlands.
After his early retirement, he worked as a Freelancer Hydrographic Surveyor with FUGRO SAE. His main hobby is basketball, freediving and spearfishing.
At CCOM, he is a Ph.D. research assistant and will expect to be working in the Chart of the Future program.