The transition to electronic map systems and ECDIS (Electronic Chart Display and Information System) does not reduce the need for route planning. On the contrary, there are several conditions in which navigators should plan their sailing route better and more… Continue reading
In my time working with ECDIS training, I realized that introduction of the ECDIS product (and sole use of ENC´s) has created a negative side effect; it has simply reduce the navigation officers time spent on study… Continue reading
Despite a general reduction of training for on-board staff, there exists an increasing interest in training for office personnel. This interest has been driven by the complexity of the ECDIS Electronic Chart Display and Information System product and the… Continue reading
Today, most companies in the marine electronics business are founded on a system of selling products, either directly or through a combined sales, distribution and service network. In recent years, a new and interesting method of organizing the business has… Continue reading
Rethinking ECDIS: Major European shipowners switch ECDIS product to meet new mandatory regulations for 2017.
The latest feedback from the ECDIS Electronic Chart Display and Information System market in Europe shows that major ship owners are choosing to install new ECDIS units rather than upgrade older units. This is a consequence of a poor… Continue reading
Consilium Middle East invited me to hold a Train the Trainer course on their premises in Sharjah, United Arab Emirates. One of their customers wanted a training course covering both Consilium ECDIS and Consilium G2 ECDIS products. The four-day course… Continue reading
Despite the best intentions, the introduction of the mandatory Electronic Chart Display and Information System (ECDIS) on ships in many cases has increased the workload for navigation officers. The reasons for that consequence are several. Poor attention to technical issues… Continue reading
How can your superintendents maintain control of the effectiveness of ECDIS and it´s Chart Management system on-board without knowing how it works? This is one of the key reasons of training courses for shore-office personnel.
Another important reason to… Continue reading
Rethinking ECDIS: New fixed rate and leasing services, inspired by the cellphone market, will change the economical conditions for use of ECDIS onboard fundamentally.
The key issue here is off cause that the provider is able to offer charts (ENC), digital publications, ECDIS systems, update and maintenance into one flat fee package. Only under such conditions you are able to have one flat rate… Continue reading
Many already installed electronic chart display and information systems (ECDIS) trace their product technology back to the early 1990s. Typically, ECDIS have been installed as part of bridge packages for ships as they are being built or retrofitted with equipment… Continue reading