With change being the only thing that is constant, modern world is undergoing a disruptive change to many aspects of everyday life. Covering 70% of our planet, oceans and industries connected with them are of no exception. The apparent drive towards autonomization in shipping will not only change the way vessels are navigated, but will affect virtually all services needed for the vessels to be navigated. These include not only the design of ships themselves, training of their crews, remote supervision of onboard processes, but also the extremely important - yet not always appreciated - domain that allows for a safe navigation: maritime hydrography. This paper discusses some insights on how the autonomous vessels and future hydrographers may benefit from each other.