Electronic Chart Display and Information System (ECDIS) is a computer-based navigation system that complies with IMO regulations and can be used as an alternative to paper navigation charts. This course satisfies all current USCG requirements for approved ECDIS training at operational and management levels for vessels equipped with ECDIS.
This 40-hour course provides trainees with the knowledge, skill and understanding of ECDIS and electronic charts to the thorough extent needed to safely navigate vessels whose primary means of navigation is ECDIS. The course emphasizes both the application and learning of ECDIS in a variety of underway contexts, through sophisticated navigation simulation. The course includes applicable assessments of competence for STCW endorsements as Officer in Charge of a Navigational Watch (OICNW), Chief Mate, and Master.