Rose Point Electronic Charting System (ECS) Training

Rose Point Electronic Charting System (ECS) Training


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Course Length: 8 hours
Cost: $300
Prerequisite: None

Rose Point Electronic Charting System (ECS) Training is a 1-day course intended for students to gain proficiency in the operation, interpretation, and analysis of information obtained from ECS, including:

  • use of functions that are integrated with other navigation systems in various installations, including proper functioning and adjustment to desired settings
  • safe monitoring and adjustment of information, including own position, sea area display, mode and orientation, chart data displayed, route monitoring, user-created information layers, contacts (when interfaced with AIS and/or radar tracking) and radar overlay functions (when interfaced)
  • confirmation of vessel position by alternative means
  • efficient use of settings to ensure conformance to operational procedures, including alarm parameters for anti-grounding, proximity to contacts and special areas, completeness of chart data and chart update status, and backup arrangements
  • adjustment of settings and values to suit the present conditions
  • situational awareness while using ECS including safe water and proximity of hazards, set and drift, chart data and scale selection, suitability of route, contact detection and management, and integrity of sensors

Management of operational procedures, system files and data, including:

  • manage procurement, licensing and updating of chart data and system software to conform to established procedures
  • system and information updating, including the ability to update ECS system version in accordance with vendor’s product development
  • create and maintain system configuration and backup files
  • create and maintain log files in accordance with established procedures
  • create and maintain route plan files in accordance with established procedures
  • use ECS log-book and track history functions for inspection of system functions, alarm settings and user responses