Navigation/GPS Skills for Polar Ship and Land-Based Operations
(Ship based operations) - Navigate in poor visibility
2.1 Basic use of a handheld compass
Range: take a bearing, follow a bearing in poor visibility, communicate bearing to others to use.
2.2 Use a handheld GPS to problem solve and/or manage a location.
Range: check GPS settings for consistency with ship, create a waypoint, return to that waypoint in limited visibility, enter coordinates given to create a waypoint.
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