For centuries, seafarers relied on paper charts for safe navigation. Advances in technology and improved knowledge of the sea have made the Electronic Chart Display and Information System, or ECDIS, the new navigational standard. In this video you'll learn the basics of ECDIS, including digital charts, IMO requirements, passage planning, configuring safety contour depth, and the dangers of relying solely on ECDIS. This video helps satisfy requirements for generic ECDIS training.


  • Review chart systems and the importance of map scale
  • Learn about the IMO requirements for ECDIS use
  • See how to utilize ECDIS to help safely plan your passage
  • Learn about watchkeeping and alarms, and how to configure the safety contour depth
  • Understand the dangers of relying solely on ECDIS and why it's vital to keep a vigilant watch
Available on:On Demand
Length: 12
Audio: EN
Subtitles: EN, CH, ID, SP
Item no: DVD0-87
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