Radar Basics: Integrated Bridge - Online Course

Radar Basics: Integrated Bridge

Course Description
In order to support the navigator in his duties and fulfil the SOLAS requirement, Radar is usually integrated with other bridge equipment as part of an integrated bridge system, integrated navigation system or as a multi-function display. The radar picture can also be supplemented with overlays such as routes, charts or user-created maps.
It is therefore crucial for navigators to see radar not as a stand-alone equipment. Instead, they need to be aware of how it interacts with other systems and use all available means for a safe navigation.
Course Objectives
The aim of the course is to see Radar as part of a complete bridge and understand how it can interact with other bridge equipment.
Target Audience
Officers who are looking for an easy-to-follow supplement or refresher to their radar and ARPA courses and anyone requiring knowledge of the general features of radar.
Course Structure
Module 1: Automatic Identification System
Module 2: Using AIS in Radar
Module 3: Information Overlay and Integrated Bridge
Learning Outcomes
Module 1: Familiarizes the learner with the principles of AIS to form an understanding of its capabilities and limitations.
Module 2: Builds on the gained AIS knowledge and shows how it is integrated with radar and ARPA data.
Module 3: Provides the context of the full bridge and the interactions between radar and other equipment to ensure the best use during the navigation watch.
Required: Basic nautical knowledge.
Note: It is not necessary for you to have a CoC as a navigational watch officer; however, an understanding of terrestrial and electronic navigation is recommended.
Technical Requirements
We recommend the use of a wired internet connection when taking this course. Connection via mobile internet is also possible; however, it is considered unstable and might cause the failure of your exam.
Supported Internet Browsers:
Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox, Microsoft Edge and Internet Explorer Operating Systems:
Microsoft Windows Apple macOS Linux, Android Apple's iOS Important note: For optimized experience we suggest using a desktop browser.
  • Course Access: 90 days
  • Timeframe: Approx 1 hour and 23 min
  • Language: English
  • Certificate: Yes (Indefinite)
  • Strong Authentication: No
  • Daily test attempts: 2
  • Min % of progress to access TestMe: 70 %
  • Min % of passing the TestMe: 70%
  • Total test time: 60min
  • Price excl. VAT: 40,00 €