Note: Enrolment in the technical training courseware is not available to the general public.

The Port Meteorological Officer (PMO) plays a vital role as the Bureau Focal Point with the shipping community and is crucial in sustaining and servicing the Australian Voluntary Observing Fleet (AVOF) and the Bureau's Ship of Opportunity Programme (SOOP) fleet.

This module forms the online component of the Port Meteorological Officer Training Week and covers the following 7 competencies:

  • Ship Recruitment
  • Ship Metadata
  • Ship Inspection
  • Safety & Security
  • Performance Monitoring, Planning & Preparation
  • Voluntary Observer Training
  • Complementary Networks
Online and face to face
Duration: Approximately 5 days
Assessment: Online quizzes and practical exercises

This assessment measures the participant's knowledge of basic physics, chemistry, earth sciences and computing as well as the participant's arithmetic, logical reasoning and English reading and comprehension skills to the standard required for entry into the Antarctic Observations course.