The Advanced Meteorology & Ocean Science course is required for an individual to upgrade their license to Chief Mate/Master, applicable to vessels greater than 3000 gross tons. 

The course includes:

  • Planning and conducting a passage
  • Determine position
  • Review of maritime weather and knowledge of weather forecasting, including tropical weather systems
  • Wave motion theory
  • Weather interaction with vessel dynamics
  • Major weather phenomena, tide and current predictions, and
  • the use of facsimile and computer programs toward helping to minimize the destructive effects of weather on ship operations.

This course satisfies the STCW competencies for Meteorology as defined in Table A-II/2 and as outlined in the U. S. Coast Guard’s NVIC 10-14. The course satisfies the following Tasks of NVIC 10-14: 7.1.A, 7.2.A, 7.3.A, 7.4.A, 7.4.B, and 7.4.C

Course Outline:

  1. Routing Assets
  2. Routing Systems
  3. Marine Meteorology
  4. Extreme Marine Weather
  5. Marine Weather Resources
  6. Computer Routing Programs
  7. Hazardous Ship Motion
  8. Routing Analysis

The Benefits of Learn America’s Blended/Online Industry Recognized Credentials:

  • Flexible course enrollment

  • Interactive online program proctored by industry experts

  • Affordable and convenient with volume license discounts for corporate customers

  • USCG approved certificate of completion issued upon successful program completion