Above ... Below!
The modern approach to acquiring the skills of navigation and hydrography
The theme for the Marine Institute Spring Public Event 2013, ’Above … Below‘ is the modern approach of professional skills acquisition by practitioners in navigation and hydrography.
Plymouth has a rich heritage of people who developed the art of navigation and chart making including Captain James Cook, described as Britain’s greatest mariner, navigator and chart maker (hydrographer) who set sail from Plymouth on each of his three South Pacific voyages. In the Introduction to the evening, comment will be made on Captain Cook’s achievements, which led to the development of the skills and technology presently used to chart and safely navigate across the world’s seas and oceans.
Two keynote speakers will explain the modern approaches used at Plymouth University to help navigators and hydrographers acquire their professional skills. Captain Bob Hone
will present a paper e-Navigation
which considers issues and challenges associated with training for navigational competence in a world of advanced electronic systems. He will comment on the new capabilities Plymouth University has acquired in providing support. Dr Richard Thain
, Director of the recently established Hydrographic Academy at Plymouth University will, in a paper Opening Virtual Door to Hydrography
, describe the challenges in taking the Plymouth University experience directly to hydrographers and chart makers working offshore on survey ships and oil platforms.
After a short Question and Answer session, the evening will conclude with a light reception.
For more details, please contact Paul Wright (details below).
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