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The use of ECDIS in modern navigation


  • Corina Popescu

    (Constanta Maritime University)

  • Varsami Anastasia

    (Constanta Maritime University)


A good navigator gathers information from the electronic aids like Chart Display & Information System (ECDIS), evaluates this information, determines a fix, and compares that fix with his pre-determined ??dead reckoning?? position. By using the ECDIS a navigator constantly evaluates the ship??s position, anticipates dangerous situations well before they arise, and always keeps ??ahead of the vessel??. This paper intends to emphasize the manner in which the modern navigator must also understand the basic concepts of ECDIS, evaluate its output??s accuracy, and arrive at the best possible navigational decisions. But navigation must be done by keeping in mind that successful navigation cannot be acquired only by using electronic aids like ECDIS. Old fashion navigation is still needed. Therefore, our final objective is to show the benefits of using ECDIS but also to point out the importance of traditional navigation

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  • Corina Popescu & Varsami Anastasia, 2010. "The use of ECDIS in modern navigation," Constanta Maritime University Annals, Constanta Maritime University, vol. 13(1), pages 41-44.
  • Handle: RePEc:cmc:annals:v:13:y:2010:i:1:p:41-44

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