Can navigators have blind trust in either instrument or visual navigation – of course not, a balance is needed. In this webinar experienced Master and Pilot Capt Ed Verbeek reflects on his experience developing using and teaching navigation techniques. He explores the use of navigation layers and predictive algorithms, looking at ECDIS and PPU. He will also give examples of how the PPU can support both Pilots and ship’s crews and draws on lessons from the aviation industry.Capt Ed Verbeek, FNI
Ed Verbeek has been educated as Master Mariner and has a Master’s degree in Human Factors and System Safety issued by Lund University. He has been elected Fellow of the Nautical Institute.
He has sailed as mate for about 12 years before becoming pilot, continued with occasional trips as Master while a pilot and after retiring as pilot still does some relief trips as Chief Mate or Master.
He has been Amsterdam pilot for 26 years, and has been Vice President and Training Coordinator for this region.
He has been involved in BRM/MRM/MCRM since 1993 and has been instructor Shiphandling for CSMART, the training institute of Carnival Corp.
He is active as consultant, among others working as Advisor Research & Development for the Dutch Pilots, was assessor at promotion assessments for Cunard, P&O and Princess, and consultant for port studies at the C-SMART simulation centre.
This webinar will be fully interactive, inviting feedback and questions from attendees and will provide a certificate of participation to all those who attend.