Offshore Weather Observer
Endorsed by the
International Helideck Organisation (IHO)
The aim of this course is to equip the Offshore Weather Observer (OWO) with both the knowledge (theory) and skills (practical) to understand the significant impact weather has on helicopter performance and offshore safety.
The course is delivered in a blended-format and includes an online (self-paced) and instructor-lead component. This will be delivered over a 3-week period and the trainee will have to successfully complete all the assessments presented throughout the course and offshore.
The course also have a tailored practical section that will outline the impact certain environmental and operational factors have on helicopter performance. It will also highlight some of the benefits of the new Helideck Monitoring System (HMS) and how to effectively use the system to enhance safety.
On successful completion of the course the trainee will be issued with an Offshore Weather Observer (OWO) Certificate.
Price: US$575.00 (Initial) and US$275 (Recurrent)
Target Group – All Personnel involved in Offshore Weather Observer duties
Chapter 1 – Atmosphere
Chapter 2 – Heat and Temperature
Chapter 3 – Water Vapour
Chapter 4 – Earth Atmosphere Heat Imbalances
Chapter 5 – Atmospheric Pressure and Altimetry
Chapter 6 – Weather Charts
Chapter 7 – Wind
Chapter 8 – Global Circulations and Jet Streams
Chapter 9 – Local Winds
Chapter 10 – AFW Cyclone Model
Chapter 11 – Vertical Motion & Cloud Formation
Chapter 12 – Atmospheric Stability
Chapter 13 – Clouds
Chapter 14 – Precipitation
Chapter 15 – Adverse Wind
Chapter 16 – Weather, Visibility Obstructions, Low Ceiling & Mountain Obscuration
Chapter 17 – Turbulence
Chapter 18 – Icing
Chapter 19 – Thunderstorms
IMPORTANT TO KNOW: This course is an awareness training program only and only covers the theoretical component. For the participant to be competent and to receive an unrestricted certificate, practical training has to be done by GNC on the actual platform or through an approved and registered training organization.