NAVY - OPNAVI 9420.2
(N763) IMPLEMENTATION OF THE ELECTRONIC CHART DISPLAY AND INFORMATION SYSTEM-NAVY (ECDIS-N) CERTIFICATION PROCESS
|Publication Date:||15 February 2001|
a. To implement the U.S. Navy electronic chart display and information system policy, as it relates to certification process, promulgated in reference (a).
b. To aid the transition of primary support for navigation and piloting on U.S. Navy vessels from paper charts to an electronic charting environment.
c. To assign responsibilities to specific Navy organizations related to the implementation of the ECDIS-N certification process.
The provisions of this instruction shall apply to the staff of the Chief of Naval Operations (CNO), Fleet Commanders in Chief, Type Commanders, Commander Operational Test and Evaluation Force (COMOPTEVFOR) and commanders of the various systems commands. Any system currently installed or scheduled for installation on a commissioned U. S. Navy vessel for the purpose of navigation, piloting and accurate positioning in lieu of the requirement to maintain paper navigation charts shall complete the ECDIS-N certification process described in this instruction. Prior to ECDIS-N certification, a system shall only be used to enhance situational awareness in support of safe navigation.