NAB2002 Meteorology and Oceanography
Course description for academic year 2022/2023
Contents and structure
Meteorology and oseanography by use and interpretation of information from meteorological instruments on board, global and local weather systems and weather phenomenons, weather forecasts based on synoptic charts and other available information, ocean current systems, depths, waves and patterns of waves, ice and formation of ice, and also tidal conditions and tidal streams.
The students should be able to understand the natural processes in the atmosphere which creates weather. They should have a thorough knowledge of the different meteorological instruments on board a vessel. The students should be able to interpret text/graphic weather forecasts and to identify areas where the weather could become a safety hazard. The students should be able to collect information of ocean current systems from relevant sources.
The students should be skilled in interpretation of weather forecasts and weather signs, including information of current and tide, in such a way that this information can be used in the voyage planning and planning of offshore operations in order to avoid weather damage and ensure safe and efficient sailing.
- General Qualifications:
This course covers relevant IMO requirements for operational and management levels as described in STCW 78 as amended, table A-II/1 and A-II/2.
Recommended previous knowledge
NAB1001 Physics or equivalent.
Compulsory learning activities
2 written assignments. Both must be approved in order to take the final exam.
Written exam, 4 hrs, may be conducted electronically.
Grading scale A-F.
Examination support material
Approved calculator Casio fx-991EX.More about examination support material
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