The present DNV GL standard was developed with the intention to establish a proper foundation and common ground for both the development of competence of individuals and for training programs relating to the use of earth observation data and products.
It could be used by organizations to define their expectations towards training providers, by training developers and providers as the backbone of a learning program, by companies to verify the competence of their people and define their training needs, and by verifiers as a reference document for independent evaluation of training programs. Of course, the specific details relating to the ship-specific arrangements and systems can't be captures in a general standard. The constantly increasing ice of earth observation data on board ships is providing so many new opportunities and can definitely supply sailors with so much of valuable information.
Today, the current use of such data in ice information and meteorology forms one of the parts of number of useful services, which is also increasing. Officers on board merchant and navy ships are becoming more and more familiar with earth observation data and, of course, it is very important that their competency allows them to properly analyze the quality of the provided data.