ECDIS 3-day

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General information


The ECDIS 3-day course has been designed to meet the requirements of the STCW Convention 1978, as amended, Table A-II/1 and A-II/2. Taking the IMO Model Course 1.27 as a guideline.

Course content:

  • Historical background and ECDIS terminology;
  • Horizontal and vertical chart datum;
  • Raster and vector charts;
  • advantages and disadvantages of ECDIS;
  • Display and functions of navigational information;
  • Safety issues;
  • Case studies and further developments.

Those who succesfully complete this course should achieve the required standard of competence to operate ECDIS equipment, use the navigational functions of ECDIS, select and asses all relevant information and take proper action.

Contact Person: Bie Van Deun / Mathias Smidt (


The highlighted icons, represent the fields of education (in compliance with ISCED Classification) engaged during this course/programme.

1022 - Safety", "1041 - Navigation and seamanship


Venue: Antwerp Maritime Academia
Antwerp, Belgium



725 EUR (including course material, certificate, lunch, coffee and water)


STCW A-II/1 or A-II/2 Proof of experience with ECDIS


Academic level: Lifelong Learning
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