This online course combines essential aspects that every officer of the watch should know, with practical onboard scenarios. Furthermore, it focuses on refreshing necessary knowledge to ensure safe navigation and give every officer the ability to identify and judge related situations accurately.
Module 1: Basics Mathematics in Navigation Module 2: Lines and Coordinates on the Earth’s surface Module 3: ECDIS Mindset
While the rapid advancement of the navigational equipment continuously improves the overall safety, bridge officers face a new kind of challenge. The latest technological shifts often lead to over-reliance on machines and the classical navigation moves out of focus. Combined with the complexity of the equipment interface, it is becoming increasingly clear that watchkeeping officers must be able to practice classical concepts in conjunction with modern-day technology.
Cadets who will benefit from combining their theoretical knowledge with practical, real-life scenarios. Officers who will refresh their knowledge and stay up to date with modern navigation. Experience Captains who will get a fresh view on how to combine classical navigation with modern-day technology.
Basic nautical knowledge is the only prerequisite for this course. We strongly recommend completing the course Safe Navigation in Confined Waters to have a complete overview of this topic.