Course DescriptionMeteorology (Operational Level) (WX-OIC)
This course (MITPMI-316) is required for Able Seamen upgrading to 3rd/2nd Mate. The goal of this 35-hour training course, “Meteorology”, is to provide trainees with knowledge, understanding and proficiency in Meteorology at the Operational Level for Officers in Charge of a Navigational Watch. It provides students with a knowledge of the characteristics of various weather systems, reporting procedures and recording systems and onboard meteorological instruments. Attendees will gain the ability to apply the meteorological information available.
This course satisfies the following STCW 2010 and CFR training requirements:
- the Meteorology knowledge, understanding, and proficiency requirements of Table A-II/1 of the STCW Code, as amended 2010; the approved training requirements of 46 CFR 11.309(a)(4)(xiii) for certification as an Officer in Charge of a Navigational Watch on vessels of 500 gross tons (ITC) or more.
- the specific assessments tasks from the National Assessment Guidelines found in NVIC 12-14: Tasks 1.9.A, 1.9.B, 1.10.A, 1.10.B, 1.10.C, 1.10.D, 1.10.E, 1.10.F, and 1.10.G.
Suggested Courses/Skills- See NVIC 12-14 & 13-14.
- Shipborne Meteorological Instruments
- The Atmosphere, its Composition and Physical Properties
- Atmospheric Pressure
- Cloud and Precipitation
- The Wind and Pressure Systems over the Oceans
- Structure of Depressions
- Anticyclones and other Pressure Systems
- Weather Services for Shipping
- Recording and Reporting Weather Observations
- Weather Forecasting