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Radar Early Warning Systems e-Learning



Course format Online
Date 2021-09-10 - 2021-09-10
Duration 0.1 day
Cost £25.00 + VAT

Radar Early Warning Systems e-Learning covers everything you need to know about the use of radar systems in the oil and gas industry.


No prerequisites.

Application procedure

Please book a course through the website of AIS Survivex ("More information").

Learning outcomes

Delegates completing a Radar Early Warning Systems e-Learning training course will be able to;

  • Define what a radar is and how it is used offshore
  • Describe how a radar system works
  • Identify and describe the key components of an offshore radar system
  • Recognise standard symbols on a radar control panel and describe their functionality
  • List and describe the factors that can both improve and limit radar performance
  • Describe how meteorological conditions can affect radar performance
  • Identify and describe methods that can be used to determine whether a collision will occur
  • Demonstrate how to calculate the closest point of approach (CPA) and time of closest point of approach (TCPA)  
  • Interpret Plotting Terms and Abbreviations
  • Describe the purpose of Automatic Radar Plotting Aids (ARPA) and explain how it works
  • Describe what the Automatic Identification System (AIS) is and explain how it works
  • Explain the link between Major Accident Hazards and collision management requirements
  • Explain the purpose of an offshore safety zone
  • Describe the role and responsibilities of a radar watchkeeper
  • Describe the procedure for dealing with offshore emergencies should an errant vessel enter into an offshore installation’s safety zone


ISCED Categories

Offshore and renewable energy