Advanced Meteorology (MEMACE-0018)   |   $1,125.00


2024 Dates
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Minimum 2 | Maximum 8

40 hours on campus


Course Description
This course satisfies the standards of competence required for Chief Mates and Masters as defined in Part A of the STCW Code, as amended in 1995. Specifically, the course covers the Meteorology and Oceanographic Science competencies as outlined in the Navigation at the Management Level requirements of the STCW Code. The course is aimed at developing an in-depth understanding of meteorology, weather forecasting, ocean science and weather routing skills for mariners at the management level, i.e. Chief Mates and Masters.
This is a Chief Mate-Master course.  It is expected that participants have completed Basic Meteorology and are familiar with the fundamentals of Marine Meteorology as outlined in IMO Model Course 7.03 or similar meteorological training at maritime academies and professional training providers.
U.S. Coast Guard Approval
Any applicant who has successfully completed your Advanced Meteorology (MEMACE-18) course will satisfy:

  • Advanced Meteorology training requirements 46 CFR 11.305(a)(3)(iii) and 11.307(a)(3)(iii) for STCW endorsements as Master or Chief Mate on vessels of 3,000 GT or more; AND,
  • 46 CFR 11.311 (a)(3)(iii) and 1 l.3 l 3(a)(3)(iii) for STCW endorsements as Master or Chief Mate on vessels of more than 500 GT and less than 3,000 GT; AND,
  • The following practical assessments performed during this course have been determined to be equivalent of National Assessment Guidelines for STCW Code, as amended 2010 Table A-11/2, as documented in NVICs 10-14 and 11-14: 7.1; 7.2; 7.3; 7.4.A; 7.4.B; and 7.4.C.

*Merchant Mariner license holders must contact the US Coast Guard directly for particulars concerning their licenses upgrade or re-certification questions: Call the National Maritime Center at 1-888-427-5662 or visit online at Merchant Mariner Licensing and Documentation.