Offshore Wind Farm Navigational Awareness

Study Level

Course Code

Nav Aware


Lowestoft Campus


1 Day


This course is for marine coordinators, technicians, control room personnel and offshore wind managers to improve their knowledge and awareness of the conditions that crew transfer vessels and work vessels encounter when working within offshore wind farms. It includes the impacts of tides, weather and sea conditions and the limitations arising from the marine environment and provides a unique opportunity to steer a vessel around a UK wind farm in the college’s state of the art full mission bridge simulator.

Typical course content includes:

  • An introduction to navigational charts and symbols
  • An overview of tides and their impacts on CTV and vessel operations (effects of spring tides, neap tides)
  • Common meteorological conditions and their impacts on CTV operations
  • The Vessel Traffic Service (VTS) and its role in shipping operations
  • Automatic Identification Systems (AIS) capabilities and limitations
  • The Traffic Separation Schemes (TSS) and its relevance to wind farms
  • Virtual trip around wind farm location in full mission bridge simulator

Actual course content can be modified to meet specific wind farm locations

This course is available by group / company booking only. Up to 12 delegates per course.


To book call +44(0)1502 525033, email

or download a booking form and return to the email address above

Course Booking Form (Company)


Candidates will be working in the offshore wind industry in any of the following roles: Control Room Operations, Control Engineers, Marine Coordinators, Site Managers and Technicians.

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