Students will learn about the systems that drive global weather patterns and conditions commonly found along major shipping routes as well as hubs of recreational yachting. Global and regional physical oceanography will be covered as it relates to navigational challenges to the mariner. Understanding oceanography and weather will aid the student in understanding pollution regulations and the responsibilities of the mariner to the environment in which he or she works.
The student will be able to:
- Locate sources for weather information and routing.
- Create a passage plan that demonstrates an understanding of anticipated conditions.
- Describe pollution regulations as they apply to environmental stewardship.
16 weeks, 2 units
Thursdays, 8:45 - 10:50 am
August 27 - December 18, 2011
Offered through Orange Coast College
Minimum 12, Maximum 28 students
Text not included
Fee may be charged for field trip.