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NABP1012 Meteorology and Oceanography

Course description for academic year 2024/2025

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.

Learning Outcome

- Knowledge:

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.

- Skills:

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.

Entry requirements


Recommended previous knowledge

NAB1001 Physics or equivalent.

Teaching methods


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

Course reductions

  • NAB2002 - Meteorologi og oseanografi - Reduction: 5 studypoints