Navigation/GPS Skills for Polar Operations
Demonstrate knowledge of navigation tools
1.1 Maps and charts are interpreted for information.
Range: navigation tools may include but are not limited to: lat/long, distance units and measuring distance, water depths and small boat hazards, scale, datum information, contour lines, legend.
1.2 The use and limitations of navigation tools are explained.
Range: altimeter, map, chart, compass, GPS, mud-map. wrist-watch.
1.3 Electronic navigation aids and systems are described in terms of their use and function.
Range: GPS, electronic charts, depth sounder, AIS.
Navigation/GPS Skills for Polar Operations is for field staff/guides working in any area where walks, longer treks, ski tours, skidoo excursions, landings or zodiac excursions are executed. It is a basic safety management competency that all field staff should have and that all companies should teach.
Any internationally recognized qualifications that include the syllabus components to the level of the Scope or higher. See Cross Credit Matrices.
- Elements 1 and 2 are required by all guides to achieve the PTQ standard.
- Lectures 4
- Quizzes 0
- Duration 50 hours
- Skill level All levels
- Language English
- Students 0
- Assessments Self