About the course:

Participants  should achieve an appropriate level in the use of ECDIS/WECDIS Systems and digital Cartography.

-           Use and operate ECDIS/WECDIS systems.

-           Use of navigation mode of display screen.

-           Select and evaluate all the relevant information and take action in case of malfunction.

-           Discover potential mistakes of the given data most common interpretation mistakes.

-           Explain the reasons why the operator should not trust the ECDIS/WECDIS system as the only navigation aid.



target group

Officers of the Watch, Bridge Supervisors and any other personnel who stand watches on the bridge.




-           Legislation.

-           Electronic cartography.

-           Information systems and visualization of Electronic Cartography.

-           Risks associated to the employment of the WECDIS.

-           General description of the WECDIS console.

-           Display of information.

-           Basic navigation.

-           Passage planning.

-           Navigational aids.

-           Alarm management.

-           Other functionalities.


Learning materials

Learning materials for training will be provided by the Institution.


Calendar. Upcoming courses



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  • Function: Maritime monitoring and surveillance
  • Type: On-site
  • Duration: 1 WEEK, contact us and ask about available dates.
  • Teaching Hours: 25 HOURS
  • Certificate: Spanish Navy Certificate
  • Credits: 1
  • Costs: TBD
  • Number of Students: 10 (MAX)

Contact & Location


Estación Naval De La Graña, s/n., 15490, Ferrol (Spain), Spain

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