This document provides the requirements for Electronic Chart Display and Information Systems (ECDIS) certification, set out in Chapter II of the 1978 STCW Convention, as amended. It also includes corresponding sections of the STCW Code.
This booklet aims to provide a deeper insight into the principal ECDIS safety settings and provide guidance to ensure they are understood by the ECDIS operator. It explains how under keel clearance (UKC) should be calculated and effectively managed by the navigator.
This 2020 edition of ECDIS Passage Planning and Watchkeeping provides best practice techniques and guidance on the use of ECDIS. It includes clear explanations of the configuration of ECDIS settings and the four stages of route planning using the APEM method set out in IMO Resolution A.893(21) (appraisal, planning, execution and monitoring).
The 2020 Guide has been updated to reflect the latest software and procedural changes. It represents the 21 most prominent ECDIS manufacturers and offers pull-out guides to support readers through PSC preparation and continuation training.
This new edition of the ECDIS Manual is an up-to-date guide to the use of electronic chart display and information systems. It sets out the current regulatory resolutions and compliance requirements and then looks in detail at the use of electronic charts and ECDIS software and functions.