The course shall contain the main parts: Winterization in cold areas, de-icing technology, marine icing theory, advanced navigation systems.
Winterization in cold areas and de-icing technology
- Safety regulations.
- Automation and technology.
- Anti-icing and de-icing.
Marine icing theory
- Threats connected to icing on ships, in particular sea-spray icing.
- Different ship-icing prediction models and methodologies, their limitations and feasibility for safety planning.
- Key environmental parameters connected to icing.
- Uncertainties related to weather parameters applied into the icing models.
- Information about large scale weather patterns as e.g. polar lows.
Advanced navigation systems
- Remote monitoring/control system and its related technology.
- Control technology for ship.
- Data analysis and optimization.
- Ship weather routing.
The course requires a Master Degree in Nautical Science, Maritime/Marine Technology, or equivalent qualifications. Application code 9301.
- has advanced knowledge on de-icing systems on ships operating in Polar waters and the threats connected to icing on ships, in particular sea-spray icing
- can evaluate technical limitations in de-icing systems with respect to available power and load,
- can evaluate limitations in de-icing systems with respect to meteorological and icing conditions,
- can contribute to ship-icing prediction models and methodologies, their limitations and feasibility for safety planning,
- has advanced knowledge of the key environmental parameters connected to icing and how to obtain information about these parameters,
- can evaluate and asses the uncertainties related to weather parameters applied into the icing models,
- has advanced knowledge of how information about large scale weather patterns obtained by predictions from ensemble prediction systems can be applied for planning,
- is in the forefront of knowledge of state-of-the-art technologies used in the maritime segment of operations in Polar waters,
- has a thorough knowledge of the key environmental factors affecting the performance of maritime operations in the Polar regions,
- can evaluate the application of data analysis and optimization related to ship operation,
- has advanced knowledge of control engineering related to ship operation.
- can handle and ensure the safety on board by assessing the technical limitations in de-icing systems
- can handle limitations in icing models and weather parameters applied into the models,
- can formulate plans to ensure the safety of navigation based on weather information related to icing,
- can analyse and deal critically with basic heat flux calculations applied in icing models,
- has state-of-the-art knowledge of the limitations in control engineering for ship operation,
- can formulate suitable courses etc. for ship operations (weather routing).
The student can:
- manage complex situations based on knowledge about the capabilities of the de-icing systems to ensure the safety on board
- handle complex situations which involves how accumulated ice limits the operation of a vessel
- manage and plan safe trips in areas where icing is a possible risk factor by utilizing necessary weather information
- make manage complex navigational situations based on knowledge about the capabilities of control engineering,
- participate in scientific discussions in international forums related to maritime technologies in Polar waters