Maritime meteorology

Description

The scientific field of study that interprets meteorological information and applies it to ensure the safety of marine traffic.

Alternative labels

science of forecasting maritime weather
forecasting maritime weather
field of maritime meteorology
science of maritime meteorology
principles of maritime meteorology
maritime weather forecasting
science of maritime weather forecasting

Skill type

knowledge

Skill reusability level

sector-specific

Relationships with occupations

Essential knowledge

Maritime meteorology is an essential knowledge of the following occupations:

Fisheries boatman: Fisheries boatmen operate small boats inshore and near the coast only. They organise, manage and execute shipping activities on deck and with engines. Fisheries boatmen capture and conserve fish or engage in aquaculture operations. They respect the safety conditions and comply with national and international regulations.
Aquaculture cage mooring worker: Aquaculture cage mooring workers operate highly-specialised equipment in order to moor cages in stable stations, drifting cages or even self-propelled and semi-submerged cages. 
Fisheries master: Fisheries masters plan, manage and execute the activities of fishing vessels inshore, coastal and offshore waters. They direct and control the navigation. Fisheries masters can operate on ships of 500 gross tonnage or more. They control the loading, unloading and stevedoring, as well as the collection, handling, processing and preservation of fishing.
Fisheries boatmaster: Fisheries boatmasters operate fishing vessels in coastal waters performing operations at the deck and engine. They control the navigation as well as capture and conservation of fish within the established boundaries in compliance with national and international regulations.

Optional knowledge

Maritime meteorology is optional for these occupations. This means knowing this knowledge may be an asset for career advancement if you are in one of these occupations.

Fisheries deckhand: Fisheries deckhands work on fishing vessels where they carry out fishing related activities. They undertake a wide range of fishing and maritime work on land and at sea, such as handling of fishing gears and catches, communications, supply, seamanship, hospitality and stores.

 


 

References

  1. Maritime meteorology – ESCO

 

Last updated on September 20, 2022

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