Design, development and maintenance of ports, waterways and coastal areas
Course code
Course title in Estonian
Mereala planeerimine, haldamine ja ohutuse korraldamine
Course title in English
Design, development and maintenance of ports, waterways and coastal areas
ECTS credits
Assessment form
Pass/fail assessment
Teaching semester
autumn - spring
Course aims
The course aims to:
- give knowledge and skills on bathymetric surveying, fairway planning and designing of navigational markings on waterways, port aquatic areas and inland waterways;
- provide an overview of the methods and principles of fairway design;
- provide knowledge on spatial planning of maritime areas and basic knowledge for carrying out spatial planning of maritime areas.
Learning outcomes in the course
After completing this course, the student:
- describes different methods of fairways design;
- plans the installation of fixed and floating navigational markings on both inland waterways and marine areas;
- is familiar with and able to use the standards governing the design of waterways;
- plans, organises and carries out hydrographic works;
- explains the concept of maritime spatial planning (MSP) and its importance;
- explains the policy provisions related to MSP;
- describes the different stages of the MSP process;
- as an overview of the different possible IT programmes/software used to present/compile MSP data.
Brief description of the course
The lectures will cover the principles and methods of designing both marine and inland waterways.

Lectures will cover:
- methods of hydrographic survey;
- calculation of lighthouses and leading lines;
- principles of waterway design;
- fairways planning;
- modelling of fairways;
- overview of MSP, its components, policy provisions and the different IT programmes/software used for MSP.
Study literature
Raamatud/artiklid/raportid – lisatakse Moodle’isse.
Books/articles/reports – uploaded to Moodle
Daytime study:    weekly hours
Study programmes that contain the course
code of the study programme version
course compulsory
Structural unit teaching the course
V - Eesti Mereakadeemia
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