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Maritime Technologies in Polar Waters

Language

English

Course format On-site
Date 2020-08-11 - 2020-12-15
Entry level Master

Course content

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.

Learning outcomes

Knowledge

The student:

  • 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.

Skills

The student:

  • 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).

Competence

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

Prerequisites

The course requires a Master Degree in Nautical Science, Maritime/Marine Technology, or equivalent qualifications. Application code 9301.

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ISCED Categories

Machinery and operators
Safety
Navigation and seamanship