• is able to determine the vessel’s position with the help of electronic navigational aids.
• understands the structure of ECDIS.
• knows the errors and limitations of the ECDIS systems as well as their levels of accuracy in giving positions
• knows different kinds of electronic navigational charts, their configuration and pros and cons.
• has skills in using satellite positioning systems and elec-tronic navigational charts.
• knows the operational aspects of AIS.
• knows the operational aspects of VDR.
Navigational Aids: GNSS, compasses and steering
Terrestrial Navigation B
Content of the study unit
• Different satellite positioning systems and electronic navigational charts
• Levels of accuracy of the systems
• Deficiencies and errors
• The configuration of electronic navigational charts
• AIS and VDR
• Exercises in using the instruments
Operational Use of Electronic Chart Display
and Information Systems (ECDIS)
The course is designed to meet the Standards of Training, Certification and Watchkeeping for Seafarers (STCW) competence requirements for ECDIS in the STCW Code, tables A-II/1, A-II/2 and A-II/3. The training sessions during the course have been conducted with type-approved ECDIS workstations in both classrooms and ship’s bridge simulators, fulfilling the STCW Convention, regulation I /12, and STCW Code, sections A-I/12 and B-I/12.
The course is designed in accordance with the International Maritime Organisation (IMO) Model Course 1.27 and comprises 40 hours of lectures and exercises.