Witherby: The ECDIS Manual
This is a comprehensive guide to the use of electronic chart display and information systems. It sets out the current regulatory resolutions and compliance requirements and looks in detail at the use of electronic charts and ECDIS software and functions. Each aspect is explained clearly and illustrated with ECDIS screenshots. The manual may be relied on as an onboard source of reference or as a study guide to develop an in-depth understanding of ECDIS operation.
Understanding ECDIS and selecting the right system is vital for ensuring the safe and precise navigation of a vessel on track and on time. The ECDIS Manual, written by and for ECDIS navigators, draws on the knowledge of leading ECDIS experts and manufacturers, as well as classification societies and NGOs, to support a ship’s transition to digital navigation in accordance with IMO, IHO, flag State, PSC, ISM, SMS and SIRE requirements.
The ECDIS Manual outlines the history and development of digital navigation and provides detailed explanations of electronic charts and operating systems, supplemented by over 500 screenshots and colour images. It includes familiarisation checklists for a number of different systems, as well as the CIRM GL-001 Guideline for ECDIS Performance Test Procedure.
Publication Code: GP631
Publication Edition Number or Year: 2019
Publication Author: Peter Thornton, MBE
Publisher Name: Witherby Seamanship International