ECDIS – Operational use of Electronic Chart Display Information System (MARINA-STCW Course)

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This course provides training in the basic theory and use of Electronic Chart Display and Information System (ECDIS) for those who will be in charge of navigational watch on vessels equipped with ECDIS. The training comprises of all safety relevant aspects.

For this reason it aims beyond the use of operational controls. Because ECDIS systems and MMIs are in an ongoing process of evolution, a functional approach, not product-oriented, is preferred. As ECDIS is part of a complex system (including sensors, track controls, etc.), complex training based on a variety of functionalities and potential problems is promoted.

Training Fee: Php 2,500

Course Duration: 5 days

Schedule: Mon-Fri (Every week)


Reference: IMO Model Course 1.27


MARINA (Maritime Industry Authority) STCW Office – Republic of the Philippines

Learning Objectives:

Those who successfully complete the course should be able to use ECDIS for navigational watch. They will be able to operate ECDIS equipment, use its navigational functions, select and assess all relevant information and take proper action.

Entry Standard:

It is assumed that those attending this course will be designated either as candidates for certification as officers in charge of a navigational watch or are experienced nautical officers, and other persons with responsible duties in navigation work, such as pilots.

Those wishing to undergo this course must have experience in performing chart work and are able to practice all usual tasks involving standard navigational procedures and equipment.

They should be aware of the functions and limitations of other navigational equipment. Preferably, they must be familiar with standard computer MMIs, including elements such as windows, menus, trackball, etc.


Trainees who successfully completed the course and passed the assessment thereof, shall be issued a Certificate of Completion