Basic Meteorology

Basic Meteorology

Course Summary:

This course is intended to provide a person with the knowledge, skill and understanding of the various weather systems, reporting procedures, and recording systems. The course is designed to meet STCW requirements for the application of basic meteorology, in accordance with the 2010 Manila Amendments, specifically as stated in Table AII/1 and Table A-II/3; Function: Plan and conduct a passage and determine position.

Course Length:

4 Days

Class Size:

16 Students

Pre-Registration is Required




It is assumed that trainees undertaking this course will, through on-campus learning and onboard experience, have sufficient familiarity with basic meteorology and understand that weather is an essential part of their role on board as a watchstander at the operational level.

Course Details:

On completion of the course the mariner will satisfy the meteorology training requirements of 46 CFR 11.309(a)(4)(xiii) for STCW endorsements as OICNW on vessels 500 GT or more including the following competencies from Table A-II/1 of the STCW Code as outlined in NVIC12-14 and competencies outlined in Table A-II/3 of the STCW Code and NVIC 13-14, Master or Officer in Charge of a Navigational Watch (OICNW) of Vessels of Less Than 500 GT Limited to Near-Coastal Waters.

  • Plan and conduct a passage and determine position:
  • 1.9.A;
  • 1.9.B;
  • 1.10.A;
  • 1.10.B;
  • 1.10.C.

****Please bring plotting tools. If you do not have a parallel/triangle or divider, you may purchase upon arrival.


20 multiple choice exam and assessments.

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