Geomares Releases Electronic Chart Display and Information Systems Book

Geomares Publishing is introducing a new training book ‘ECDIS BASICS’, written by Professor Ralph Becker-Heins. ECDIS BASICS aims to impart practical hands-on knowledge to all those who will be trained in the operational use of electronic chart display and information systems (ECDIS). The guide gives an overview of the principles of ECDIS navigation and the related challenges for those using the system. The book is based upon principles of the IMO Model course 1.27 and is suitable for all kinds of ECDIS courses in different settings.

The author of the book, Ralph Becker-Heins, is full Professor of Navigation at the University of Applied Sciences in Bremen, Germany and General Manager of MSG MarineServe GmbH and Safebridge GmbH, both maritime training companies in Hamburg, Germany.

The publisher of the book, Geomares Publishing, Lemmer, The Netherlands, holds several ECDIS and e-navigation products in its portfolio such as the online news website eNav International (www.enav-international), aimed at decision-makers navigating towards ECDIS and The Electronic Chart Fundamentals, Functions, Data and other Essentials A Textbook for ECDIS Use and Training by Hecht et al. ( The new book ECDIS BASICS will be available at the price of €44. ISBN 978-90-806205-9-9.

General information
Title: ECDIS Basics A Guide to the Operational Use of Electronic Chart Display and Information Systems
Publisher: Geomares Publishing
ISBN 978-90-806205-9-9
Price: €44
Number of pages: 248

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