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VI Mid-Island 2020 - Advanced Marine Radar

The Advanced Marine Radar course is for those who have taken Basic Marine Radar with Kevin Monahan and wish to increase their practical and technological knowledge. This seminar takes place primarily in the simulator. With one hour in the classroom and the rest of the session in the simulator, Kevin and Cheryl will soon have you managing your radar like a pro.

 Export to Your Calendar 2020-04-26
When: Sunday, April 26, 2020
1000h - 1400h
Where: Western Maritime Institute (near Nanaimo Airport)
3519 Hallberg Rd
Ladysmith, British Columbia  V9K 1G1
Presenter: Kevin Monahan & Cheryl Caldwell
Contact: Kate Swangard

Online registration is available until: 2020-04-25
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Purpose and Benefits:
Learn from radar experts.

Participants will learn about:

  • The new generation of AIS and integrated radar systems which combine chart and radar technology
  • The strengths and weaknesses of modern solid-state radar, Doppler radar and broadband radar
  • Managing and understanding the issues inherent in modern integrated navigation systems
  • Advanced navigation techniques, especially for navigation in remote areas where electronic charts are not dependable
  • Advanced collision avoidance techniques and radar plotting
  • Put your new-found skills to work in a real-time, state-of-the-art maritime simulator.

Basic Marine Radar is a pre-requisite for this course.

Kevin Monahan, an experienced captain, retired Canadian Coast Guard officer, and author of: The Radar Book: 
Effective Navigation and Collision Avoidance. 

Cheryl Caldwell, Master Mariner, Chief Simulator Instructor, Western Marine Institute.

Classroom and simulator-based training to better understand advanced techniques for collision avoidance and navigation.

As this is a half-day course there will be a short break for coffee (provided); you are welcome to bring a snack.

Western Maritime Institute is the largest private marine college for professional mariners in Canada. Recent additions to the college include a state-of-the-art marine bridge simulator. The Institute is accredited by Transport Canada, DNV GL and the provincial BC Education Quality Assurance program. 

Though its address for postal purposes is “Ladysmith”, it is actually located close to Nanaimo Airport in Cassidy 

(map will be sent out to registrants one week before the course).

BCA Members - $75 (assumes you already have The Radar Book)
Non-Members - $90 (assumes you already have The Radar Book)

Note: If you need to purchase The Radar Book, the BCA price is $17.95 + GST

Maximum Class Size:
16 participants

A $15 processing fee will be charged in the event of participant cancellation.

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