Navigation/GPS Skills for Polar Ship and Land-Based 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.
Nav/GPS 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.
Current 1st Aid certificate
- Element 2 is required for ship based operations primarily using zodiacs and short (less than 2hr) walks on shore in defined areas with set boundaries.
- For land based operations involving longer overland treks and expeditions both Elements 2 and 3 are required. All candidates are encouraged to examine in all elements.
- Lectures 4
- Quizzes 0
- Duration 50 hours
- Skill level All levels
- Language English
- Students 0
- Assessments Self