Marcus Wöster (M. Sc.) is lecturer and research associate at Flensburg University of Applied Sciences, Germany. He is developing and giving lectures and training courses in technical navigation for students, navigators and pilots. Before his academic career, he gathered practical seagoing experience as navigational watchkeeping officer in worldwide trade.
Volker Wenzel is lecturer and research associate at Flensburg University of Applied Sciences, Germany. As holder of a technical and nautical license he is giving lectures and training courses in navigation and ship's safety. Before his academic career, he gathered practical seagoing experience as navigational watchkeeping officer in worldwide trade.
Marcus Wöster, Volker Wenzel
Radar is undoubtedly one of the most essential components of modern navigation. It provides an independent picture of the vessel’s surroundings by day or by night, and in nearly all weather conditions. With the possibilities provided by modern technology, there is a trend to develop additional features on top of the minimum requirements stated in the performance standards, and to combine different systems to create integrated bridges. Consequently, modern radar systems are becoming more complex, and it is becoming more difficult to become familiar with a particular system.
Radar Basics, A Guide on Radar Systems, Automated Plotting and AIS for Marine Professionals will help you become a competent radar user with the necessary knowledge about the capabilities and limitations of your everyday navigation aid radar.