TN202908 - Meteorology and oceanography


Examination arrangement

Examination arrangement: School exam
Grade: Letter grades

Evaluation Weighting Duration Grade deviation Examination aids
School exam 100/100 3 hours D

Course content

The atmosfhere, pressure, temperature and water content Clouds and fog Wind and windsystems Meteorological organizations and forcasting Interpretation of weather charts Weather routing Tidal theory Ocean geography Physical properties of the water Ocean currents Ocean waves Different ice types Ocean research As a paramount objective the course should make the student able to consider metocean conditions relevant for the voyage.

Learning outcome

Learning outcomes - Knowledge: shall have in-depth knowledge in meteorology and oceanography in accordance with relevant parts of STCW chapters II / 1 and II / 2 and STCW code A-II / 1 function "Navigation at the operational level¿ and STCW code A-II / Function 2: Navigation at the management level

Learning outcomes - Skills: The candidate must be able to solve theoretical, technical and practical problems related to meteorology and oceanography for conducting sailing, must be able to use methods, simulators and other tools that form the basis for operating ships, safely and efficient and contribute to both analytical, structured, targeted and innovative work. must be able to interpret different types of weather maps and describe expected weather conditions. must be able to show general knowledge of meteorological and oceanographic processes. must be able to use different forms of relevant statistical information in assessment of travel planning be able to use weather and ice maps for optimal and safe routing of ships e different methods for calculating tides and safe clearance under and over the ship.

Learning outcomes - Competence: must be aware of the environmental, ethical and economic consequences of maritime transport in both a local and global life cycle perspective and the ability to realize this knowledge through his or her professional career at sea. shall actively participate in professional discussions and have the ability to share their knowledge and experiences with others and contribute to the development of good practice within the subject area.

Learning methods and activities

Lectures, exercises, and laboratory work. Mandatory assignment: 75% of the exercises accepted

Compulsory assignments

  • Mandatory assignment

Further on evaluation

3 hours written exam. Permitted aids for the exam: Calculator

Re-sit exam: following semester.

Specific conditions

Admission to a programme of study is required:
Nautical Studies (353MN)
Nautical Studies (353YV)

Course materials

Mandatory: Norvald Kjerstad: Fremføring av skip med navigasjonskontroll, Tapir Akademisk Forlag (2008), ISBN: 978-82-519-2298-2, Part-III and parts of Part-IV, For non-nautical studens a compendium will be made available Additional: : Different lecture notes available on classfronter

More on the course



Version: 1
Credits:  5.0 SP
Study level: Intermediate course, level II


Term no.: 1
Teaching semester:  AUTUMN 2023

Language of instruction: Norwegian

Location: Ålesund

Subject area(s)
  • Nautic
Contact information
Course coordinator: Lecturer(s):

Department with academic responsibility
Department of Ocean Operations and Civil Engineering


Examination arrangement: School exam

Term Status code Evaluation Weighting Examination aids Date Time Examination system Room *
Autumn ORD School exam 100/100 D 2023-12-13 09:00 INSPERA
Room Building Number of candidates
G132 Gnisten/Fagskolen 44
Spring UTS School exam 100/100 D INSPERA
Room Building Number of candidates
  • * The location (room) for a written examination is published 3 days before examination date. If more than one room is listed, you will find your room at Studentweb.

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