Navigation/GPS Skills for Polar Ship and Land-Based Operations
(Land based operations) - Navigate on a long hike(>2hours)
3.1 In a given location, a map is accurately orientated to north using a range of navigation tools.
Range: navigation tools may include but are not limited to – map, compass, surrounding natural features.
3.2 Accurate compass bearings are taken from a map and followed correctly with a compass.
3.3 Position is identified to within 25 metres using navigation tools.
Range: map, compass. ground-map, map-ground.
3.4 A predetermined point is reached following a route using at least four navigationtechniques and navigating around hazards.
Range: navigation techniques may include but are not limited to – pacing, timing, aiming off, attack points, handrails, bypassing obstacles, following a compass bearing, using map to ground techniques, catching features, back bearings.
3.5 The amount of time required to travel from one given point to another in a variety of terrain is estimated and any variation to the actual time taken is justified.
3.6 The travel distance from one given point to another in a variety of terrain is estimated and the variation to the actual distance is justified.
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