Course Length: 40 hours
Meteorology (Operational Level) is a 5-day USCG & STCW approved course provides an introduction to meteorology with specific emphasis on marine applications. Focuses on ocean weather phenomena as they impact vessel operations and the role of the ship's officer in observing, recording and analyzing developing weather patterns. Knowledge of the characteristics of various weather systems, reporting procedures and recording systems. Subjects include: instruments, atmospheric pressure, wind, clouds, visibility, climatology, weather systems and weather forecasting.
Students who successfully complete Meteorology (Operation Level) will satisfy of 46 CFR 11.309(a)(4)(xiii) for an STCW endorsement as Officer in Charge of a Navigational Watch on vessels of 500 or more gross tonnage (ITC); and National Assessment Guidelines Tasks, as documented in NVIC 12-14 Guidelines On Qualifications For Officer In Charge Of A Navigational Watch on Vessels of 500 GT or More: 1.9.A, 1.9.B, 1.10.A, 1.10.B, 1.10.C, 1.10.D, 1.10.E, 1.10F, and 1.10.G; and National Assessment Guidelines Tasks, as documented in NVIC 13-14 Guidelines on Qualifications for STCW Endorsements as Master or Officer in Charge of a Navigational Watch on Vessels of Less Than 500 GT Limited to Near-Coastal Waters: 1.11A, 1.12.A, 1.13A.