e-navigation, ECDIS, training and consultancy

ECDIS training course for Marine Superintendents in Oslo, Norway


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 need for efficiency in learning. Looking at the huge variety of complicated topics in the electronic chart business, there is no doubt that Ship Managers can gain large timesaving benefits by letting qualified staff teach them the subject.


I recently carried out a training course for a Ship Manager in Oslo.  This particular manager wanted to improve their ECDIS qualifications and increase the efficiency of their maritime superintendents. Some of their staff had not performed navigational duties for some time and needed to refresh their knowledge in ECDIS.


To achieve the learning objectives the customer and I cooperatively created an agenda for a two-day course.


The syllabus concentrated around the following topics:


  • Basic operation methods for their ECDIS product.
  • Safety concerns when operating “paperless.”
  • ENC quality and visualization limitations.
  • How to prove safe navigation methods used on past voyages.
  • ECDIS log book functions.
  • How to prove compliance to regulations for next the voyage.
  • Port state inspector ECDIS questionnaire.
  • Review of common vetting observations related to ECDIS.


The training course was held in the ship operator office in order to keep disruption of daily activities to a minimum. By using the portable training set all participants had access to an ECDIS, which works very close to the system installed onboard.

Same type of course can be arranged for you or your customers. Feel free to contact me for further information.


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