Advanced Navigation Seminar

Seminar Curriculum

  • Historical Review of Navigation: A brief review of the etymology of the word “navigation”. We start this review from the first transportation by sea with an emphasis on traditional ways of shipping, as well as the progress and the outcome of this in today’s navigation based on the timeless naval Greek knowledge.
  • The effect of the wind on board: The seafarers develop a naval perception in situations such as the removal of the desired trail due to the wind and learn about the ways to offset these.
  • Study and work on navigation maps: Presentation of the common useful symbols that are referred on maritime maps. These symbols are used in common language in order to avoid confusions and misinterpretations about useful information by those involved in the use of maritime maps.
  • The recognition of obvious points: Useful ways to enter unknown bays or inlets in a secure way either during the day or during the night, taking advantage of the geography of the area through the obvious points of a maritime map.
  • Maritime Accidents: Presentation of the categories and the causes of a maritime accident. Description and discussion of real-life incidents and timeless nautical lessons in order to reduce the probability of an accident but also prevent complacency during sailing.
  • Travel Planning: Practice all the above knowledge by preparing a trip through a maritime map as if we are sailing.