First published in 2010, Navigation 1 has become a standard navigation system textbook.
The book has proved to be a practical handbook for on-board navigators; shipping company employees; shipping authorities and other shipping-related institutions; as well as a basic textbook for teachers, students and ship officers in maritime education and training.
Navigation describes the methods and possible applications of the procedures and devices within the framework of nautical navigation - from the necessary basics, up to possible sources of error and hazards. The possiblities and limitations of modern technical navigation and communication systems (such as satellite navigation, ECDIS, radar, AIS) and conventional methods (terrestrial and astronomical navigation) are described, all of which which must be mastered and available in an emergency.
The book focuses on the topics of ship management, navigation, meteorology, maritime transport law, maritime transport and services and telecommunications -essential both for professional as well as for recreational sailors.
The editors and authors are experienced captains, university lecturers and experts with nautical backgrounds.
The pdf e-book allows users to search and access all terms and references electronically using their PC, Tablet or Smartphone