Jeppesen has donated a classroom supply of its C-MAP OceanView office chart and route planning systems to the Merchant Marine Academy of Makedonia (AEN Makedonias) in Greece. The academy is one of Greece's leading institutions for the training of deck officers, and trains more than 100 officers yearly.
With Jeppesen’s C-MAP OceanView product, students at AEN Makedonias will use C-MAP Professional+ electronic charts in their PCs for familiarization and route planning. Planning routes using C-MAP Professional+ allows the students to determine optimal routings, taking into account depth, speed and navigational aids, and even weather prognoses can be overlaid on the electronic charts. Such knowledge is an important part of the overall ECDIS training requirements stipulated by the IMO during 2010.
“We have close ties to the Greek shipping community and this donation is further evidence of our commitment to the next generation of high-quality Greek deck officers. With the mandatory ECDIS deadline and associated training requirements fast approaching, Greek shipowners need to get more and more key staff trained in handling ECDIS and planning and navigating routes in an electronic context,” said Willy Zeiler, marketing manager – Commercial Marine at Jeppesen.
Today Jeppesen supplies electronic charts and route planning tools like C-MAP OceanView to more than 150 merchant marine training institutions around the world. As a result, thousands of seafarers learn annually how to plan a route on a PC, order the appropriate electronic charts and then export the route to an ECDIS simulator, using technology from Jeppesen.
About the Merchant Marine Academy of Makedonia (AEN Makedonias)
AEN Makedonias was established in 1969 as a merchant marine academy for engineer officers. In 1975, the academy began training bridge officers. It is today the second-largest academy in Greece for merchant marine officers.
Jeppesen is a market-leading provider of vessel operations services and digital navigation solutions, based on worldwide vector chart data type approved to ISO19879, meteorological information and transmission technologies. Jeppesen offers a wide range of navigation and operations products and services to both recreational and commercial marine markets. Safety-conscious boaters and operators of vessels ranging from coastal to SOLAS class vessels rely on Jeppesen for innovative navigation solutions that improve safety and efficiency.
Jeppesen is a subsidiary of Boeing Commercial Aviation Services, a unit of Boeing Commercial Airplanes. Jeppesen corporate information is available online at jeppesen.com.
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