The aim of the course is to gain knowledge and skills in the classification of navigational aids and floating marks systems, both at sea and inland waterways and knows the principles and techniques for their installation, to know the range of visibility of lighthouses, lights, optical fiber systems, the functions of navigational aids, radio technical, electro-magnetic, acoustic and navigation devices, as well as maritime navigation and energy sources, improvements in navigation and operation.
Learning outcomes in the course
After completing the course, the student:
1) knows the classification of navigational marking system.
2) can describe the lighthouses, light-beacons, leading lines and floating marks.
3) can plan the installation of fixed and floating seamarks in both inland and marine areas,
4) can calculate visibility distances of lighthouses,
5) knows light sources of sea marks
6) can explain the importance of different navigational aids, radio- technical, acoustic and electromagnetic navigational devices and has an overview of the development of navigational devices and their exploitation, using also sources of information in a foreign language.
Brief description of the course
The course includes the classification of navigational marks, their construction and installation to mark fairways and threats for navigation.