Students will learn about the systems that drive global weather patterns and conditions commonly found along major shipping routes as well as hubs of recreational yachting. Global and regional physical oceanography will be covered as it relates to navigational challenges to the mariner. Understanding oceanography and weather will aid the student in understanding pollution regulations and the responsibilities of the mariner to the environment in which he or she works. This is a required course of the Professional Mariner Program. A facility fee will be charged for field trips. Transfer Credit: CSU.