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202 Meteorology (Operational Level)


$ 899.00

Course Duration

5 Days


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
Weather Services for Shipping
Recording and Reporting Weather
Clouds & Precipitation
Weather Systems
Weather Forecasting

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


On Monday June 2019 Brendan said the following about
Meteorology (Operational Level)

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.

On Friday September 2018 Christopher said the following about
Meteorology (Operational Level)

None. Keep Bernard teaching as long as possible. Truly one of the best instructors I have EVER had!

Upcoming Fort Lauderdale Classes
Class Number Start Date Finish Date
017273 04 Jan 2021 08 Jan 2021
017274 15 Feb 2021 19 Feb 2021
017275 22 Mar 2021 26 Mar 2021
017276 12 Apr 2021 16 Apr 2021
017277 10 May 2021 14 May 2021
017278 07 Jun 2021 11 Jun 2021