IALA AtoN Technician Training


The IALA Level 2 Marine Aids to Navigation Technician series of model courses provides a framework for the training and education of personnel tasked with conducting the installation, servicing, maintenance or replacement of marine aids to navigation and their components.

The model courses cover a range of subject areas:

  • Introduction to AtoN
  • Power supplies
  • Lights and marine lanterns
  • Sound signals
  • Painting and coatings
  • AtoN service craft and buoy tenders
  • Radar beacons (RACONS)
  • Automatic Identification Systems (AIS)
  • Radionavigation and Differential Global Navigation Satellite Systems (DGNSS)
  • Remote monitoring and control
  • Structures, materials and AtoN maintenance

This page is under development and will display information about each course shortly.