Meteorology (Operational Level)
Course 202

This 5 day course provides students with knowledge of the characteristics of various weather systems, reporting procedures and recording systems. This course will satisfy the Basic Meteorology Training of STCW A-II/1 for raise in grade from the support to the operational level licenses as per USCG Policy Letter.

Preparing for Meteorology (Operational Level)

Course Description

Meteorology: Basic - Course #202
 
This 5 day course provides students with knowledge of the characteristics of various weather systems, reporting procedures and recording systems. This course will satisfy the Basic Meteorology Training of STCW A-II/1 for raise in grade from the support to the operational level licenses as per USCG Policy Letter 01/02. 
 

Any applicant who successfully completes Meteorology (Operational Level) (MARTPT-316) course swill satisfy the following:

  • The Meteorology training requirements of 46 CFR 11 .309(a)(4)(xiii) for an STCW endorsement as Officer in Charge of a Navigational Watch on vessels of 500 or more gross tonnage (ITC); AND,
  • The following practical assessments performed during this course have been determined to be equivalent of National Assessment Guidelines Tasks, as documented in:
  • NVIC 12-14 (CH-2 Assessment tasks 1.9, 1.10 and 1.11; AND
  • NVIC 13-14(Ch-1) Assessment tasks 1.11 .A; 1.12.A and 1.13.AND
  • NVIC 02-18 Assessment tasks 1.9.A through 1.10.G.

Applicants need not submit completed Task Control sheets in application for an STCW endorsement.

 
Subjects Include:
Shipboard Meteorological Instruments
The Atmosphere, its Composition and Physical Properties 
Atmospheric Pressure
Wind and Pressure Systems over the Oceans
Structure of Depressions
Anticyclones 
Weather Services for Shipping
Recording and Reporting Weather
Observations
Clouds & Precipitation
Visibility
Climatology 
Weather Systems
Weather Forecasting
 
 


5 day class in Fort Lauderdale

Required Materials

Pen, Pencil; Highlighter; Plotting Tools (Dividers/Parallel Ruler/Triangles)

 

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Testimonials

This course was very well taught. Chris and Bernard have a daily exercise of the class making actual weather observations and generating a report. This matches how this knowledge is put to use on my ship. They used this exercise to introduce the theoretical concepts adding value to the course.
Brendan, Monday June 2019
Meteorology (Operational Level)
None. Keep Bernard teaching as long as possible. Truly one of the best instructors I have EVER had!
Christopher, Friday September 2018
Meteorology (Operational Level)