ECDIS

ECDIS (ELECTRONIC CHART DISPLAY AND INFORMATION SYSTEM)

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To those who successfully complete the course should be able to demonstrate sufficient knowledge, skill and understanding of ECDIS navigation and electronic charts to undertake the duties of a navigational watch officer defined by STCW Code. This knowledge, skill and understanding should be in accordance with IMO Model Course 1.27, but is not limited to:

• Knowledge of the capability and limitations of ECDIS operations, and all indicated sub-topics
• Proficiency in operation, interpretation, and analysis of information obtained from ECDIS, and all indicated sub-topics
• Management of operational procedures, system files and data, and all indicated sub-topics

Content:
The course is developed in accordance with IMO Model Course 1.27 “The Operational Use of ECDIS”:
• Legal aspects and requirements
• Main types of electronic charts
• ECDIS data
• Presentation of data
• Sensors
• Basic navigational functions
• Special functions for route planning
• Special functions for route monitoring
• Updating of charts and routes
• Additional navigational functions and indications
• Errors in displayed data
• Errors of interpretation
• Status information, warnings and alarms
• Voyage documentation
• System integrity monitoring
• ECDIS back-up
• Dangers of over-reliance on ECDIS

TEACHING METHOD/CONFIRMARTION

The training will be a combination of theoretical lessons and practical exercises. The course coordination confirms the enrolment in writing, which is then considered binding.

Certificate
The course yields ECDIS IMO Model 1.27 Course (Generic course) certificate upon successful completion.

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