What are the benifits and advantage of ECDIS (Electronic chart display and Information System)?
Updated: Dec 4, 2020
BENEFITS OF ECDIS
Reduced workload for the navigator (charts and nautical publications updating, voyage planning, all information in “one hand”).
Navigation in real-time increases situational awareness in combination with proper lookout.
Automatic route monitoring (warnings and indications of hazards to the operator, in time arrivals).
Automatic track control (reduces bunker costs), if ECDIS is connected to the autopilot
Prediction of special manoeuvres (predicted path, trial manoeuvre, docking mode).
Availability of a chart during the night without night vision loss.
Access to additional information resources