1788 | Advanced Meteorology

Price: $1000.00
Course Number: 1720
Course Length: 40 hours, In-Person
Location: Norfolk, Virginia
Minimum Class Size: 2
Maximum Class Size: 20

Please bring picture ID on first day of class

08/02/2021 – 08/06/2021
10/04/2021 – 10/08/2021 (Online)
11/01/2021 – 11/05/2021
12/06/2021 – 12/10/2021 (Online)

Course Description

Any applicant who has successfully completed our Advanced Meteorology (MIDATL-18) course will satisfy:

  • Advanced Meteorology training requirements 46 CFR 11.305(a)(3)(iii) and 11.307(a)(3)(iii) for STCW endorsements as Master or Chief Mate on vessels of 3,000 GT or more; AND,
  • 46 CFR 11.311(a)(3)(iii) and 11.313(a)(3)(iii) for STCW endorsements as Master or Chief Mate on vessels of more than 500 GT and less than 3,000 GT; AND,
  • The following practical assessments performed during this course have been determined to be equivalent of National Assessment Guidelines for STCW Code, as amended 2010 Table A-II/2, as documented in NVICs 10-14(Ch-2) and 11-14(Ch-1): 7.1; 7.2; 7.3; 7.4.A; 7.4.B and 7.4.C.

Approved instructors may assess the above tasks during the delivery of the course. Student assessment sheets or formal Record of Assessment for the above tasks do not need to be submitted.

Course Objective

The objective of this course is to meet the mandatory minimum requirements for knowledge, understanding and proficiency in Table 2 (Subjects For Deck Officer Endorsements) to Part 11.910 of Title 46, Code of Federal Regulations (CFR) and Table A-II/2, Specification of minimum standard of competence for masters and chief mates on ships of 500 gross tonnage or more, to STCW Code as amended for the function Meteorology. This course will provide students with detailed knowledge to support the training outcomes related to navigation at the management level and in doing so satisfy national and international regulations for candidates for certification as follows in accordance with STCW Code, Table A-II/2: Specification of minimum standard of competence for officers in charge of a navigational watch on ships of 500 gross tonnage or more for competence in knowledge of the following:

FunctionNavigation at the management level

CompetenceForecast weather and oceanographic conditions

Knowledge, Understanding, and Proficiency:

  • Ability to understand and interpret a synoptic chart and to forecast area weather, taking into account local weather conditions and information received by weather fax
  • Knowledge of the characteristics of various weather systems, including tropical revolving storms and avoidance of storm centers and the dangerous quadrants
  • Knowledge of ocean current systems
  • Ability to calculate tidal conditions
  • Use all appropriate nautical publications on tides and currents


Recommended Study Material:

  • Weather for the Mariner by William J. Kotsch, Rear Admiral, USN (Retired) 3rd edition copyright 1983
  • National Imagery and Mapping Agency Staff, National Imagery and Mapping Agency By: Nathaniel Bowditch, Format: Hardcover (Illustrated)

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