Courses: DNV GL DPO Specialization Advanced Operations

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DPO Specialization, Advanced operations is a course within the DNVGL DPO certification sceeme for advanced offshore vessel operations.


This course is specifically designed for training future DPO’s onboard a large number of offshore vessels. After the course the successful participant has:

  • Acquired a thorough knowledge of the various types of DP operations. Examples of operations: cable laying, pipe laying, ROV operations, trenching, dredging and rock-dumping
  • The capability to operate the DP in the various modes  associated with such operations, i.e. joystick, auto pos. mode, autotrack mode and follow target mode
  • The competence to recognize when environmental conditions or system failure requires DPO to take action to avoid hazardous situations
  • The ability to carry out such operations according to existing operational guidelines and checklists
  • The ability to demonstrate good personal attitudes towards safety in operating DP vessels according to best practice in the industry


Planning, briefing and de-briefing of various field exercises  according to the existing guidelines, regulations, and industry standards. Repetition of necessary DP theory to close any knowledge gap the students may have in these subjects.


Practical training simulator: All DP exercises will be carried out on a full scale DNV GL Approved DP Class A simulator, using vessels that are equipped according to DP class 2 and 3. The participants will performe both surface and subsea operations, utilizing the following DP modes: Joystick, Autoposition, Autotrack and Follow target functionalities.


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The participants should have completed initial DP Training: DNV GL: DPO Preparation, DPO Start and DPO. Experience courses, or NI: DP Induction and DP Simulator courses (also with expired NI DPO license).


4 days (32 hours)

Target audience

Officers working on DP equipped offshore vessels performing ROV operations, Cable laying, Pipe laying, Trenching, Dredging and Rock-dumping, seeking a DNV GL DPO Advanced Operations certification.

DNV GL DPO Specialization Advanced Operations

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