Högskolan på Åland / Åland University of Applied Sciences offers a combined basic-advanced level course in ice navigation in accordance with the Polar Code.
For officers operating in polar waters the IMO Polar Code is STCW mandatory as of 1 July 2018.
The course has been designed in accordance with The International Code for Ships Operating in Polar Waters, STCW 2010 A-V/4 and IMO model course 7.11 and 7.12. The duration is five days and it consists of lectures, workshops and simulator exercises and you will gain an understanding in regulations, vessel maneuvering in ice, construction, safety, passage planning and environmental hazards.
Polar Code is arranged by Högskolan på Åland / Åland University of Applied Sciences and is approved by Traficom.