KONGSBERG introduces ECDIS E-learning course

Kongsberg Maritime's industry-leading ECDIS training portfolio has expanded with the introduction of an online E-Learning course for familiarisation training on its K-Bridge and K-Nav ECDIS products. Developed in compliance with STCW and ISM, the new course offers more choice for users of KONGSBERG ECDIS by providing high quality training that can be conducted remotely and in the customer's or individual student's own timeframe.

Created in collaboration with the Maritime University of Szczecin, the new E-Learning course is delivered primarily through video lectures that explain in detail all functionality of KONGSBERG's integrated and standalone ECDIS products.

To ensure Navigation Officers receive a high quality training experience that will support safer and more efficient operation of their vessels, the E-Learning course is based on the equivalent 2-day course curriculum offered at KONGSBERG training facilities worldwide.

The course covers all operations that will enable the Navigation Officer to navigate using ECDIS in a safe way, including: Basic operations, navigation tools and functions, setting of safety parameters, Sensor inputs and alarm handling, Route planning, validation and monitoring, charts management and chart installation and updates.

"E-Learning is just one of the ways that we can support customers in their training requirements, but by transferring our type specific ECDIS course to an online and remote setting, ship owners, operators and maritime training organisations can further optimise their training costs and improve staffing logistics by reducing the amount of travel required," said Kim Finseth, Product Adviser, Navigation Training, Kongsberg Maritime.

As a major provider of ECDIS products for fleets worldwide, KONGSBERG offers an extensive ECDIS training portfolio to support its customers and their crews. In addition to ‘Train-the-Trainer' course, which enable customers to conduct their own ECDIS training, with testing and certification managed by KONGSBERG, courses include: ECDIS IMO Model Course 1.27 (5-day classroom course, approved by Norwegian Maritime Authority, yields two certificates both ECDIS IMO Model Course 1.27 and K-Bridge / K-Nav ECDIS Familiarisation); K-Bridge / K-Nav Operator Course incl. ECDIS Familiarisation (4-day course); and K-Bridge / K-Nav ECDIS Familiarisation Course (2-day course).