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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 0218 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
014441 07 Oct 2019 11 Oct 2019
014507 16 Dec 2019 20 Dec 2019
015503 06 Jan 2020 10 Jan 2020
015504 17 Feb 2020 21 Feb 2020
015505 13 Apr 2020 17 Apr 2020
015506 11 May 2020 15 May 2020
015507 08 Jun 2020 12 Jun 2020
015508 20 Jul 2020 24 Jul 2020
015509 17 Aug 2020 21 Aug 2020