METEOROLOGY (Operational Level) (ADAMSS-316)

Course Description 

Any applicant who has successfully completed your Meteorology (Operational Level) (ADAMSS-316) course will satisfy:

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);

The following practical assessment performed during this course have been determined to be equivalent of National Assessment Guidelines Tasks, as documented in:

NVIC 12-14 (CH-1) Guidelines on Qualifications for Officer in Charge of A Navigational Watch on Vessels of 500 GT or More: Tasks 1.9, 1.10 and 1.11; AND

NVIC 13-14 Guidelines on Qualifications for Master or Officer in Charge of a Navigational Watch less than 500 GT Limited to Near Coastal Waters: Tasks 1.11.A; 1.12.A and 1.13.A.

Applicants who have successfully completed our course need not present completed Task Control Sheets for these assessments in application for STCW certification.

Course Objectives 

This course provides training to the mariner which is necessary to meet STCW, or U.S. Coast Guard requirements for Operational Level Meteorology principles. Learning objectives include practical training in Meteorology and forecasting weather. The Student will gain an understanding on reading weather patterns and using weather in an offshore environment.

Our organization has been accepted as a NOAA Weather-Ready Nation Ambassador. As a NOAA Weather-Ready Nation Ambassador, our organization is committed to work with NOAA and other Ambassadors to strengthen national resilience against extreme weather.

*The course duration is 40 total hours (5 days) of classroom lecture.

Location Start Date ***DATES SUBJECT TO CHANGE
Orlando Fl. Call for Dates
MELBOURNE / PALM BAY, FL February 12, 2024

May 6, 2024

Kauai HI. March 11, 2024


Meteorology Registration deposit


Your Registration/Deposit is non-refundable but, is transferable to any other class.

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