Description: This one-week course is comprised of seven modules which complement each other in the understanding of maritime aspects in contribution to Operational Planning and control of Joint Operations. Each lecture ends with an interactive Q & A to enable students to develop and consolidate their understanding of the subject topic. Panel discussions will be used to enable in-depth conversations with more than one lecturer, thereby allowing contrasting viewpoints to be aired. Course material will be given upon completion for reference.

Lectures are designed to provide students with a detailed understanding of the content being presented and are followed by brief, moderated Q&A sessions. Apart from these lectures, small syndicates will perform table top exercises and provide back briefs to amplify the class. Multimedia tools are used in a balanced and constructive combination to enhance internalization of information.

General information pertinent to all “16000 series” modules

Class Size: Max: 24 and Min: 12.



  1. Language proficiency: Trainees should have the following standards of proficiency in English (as described/coded in 2009 STANAG 6001, Edition 3):

1/ Listening (Professional/3)

2/ Speaking (Professional/3)

3/ Reading (Professional/3)

4/ Writing (Professional/3)

(SLP 3333)

2.  Computer skills: Basic skills in a Graphical User Interface (GUI) Operating System, as well as basic skills in Word processing and Power Point Presentation.


Course Duration: The course will occur over 5 working days (1 week).


NMIOTC Resources: Minimum resources required for the completion of this course are 2 classrooms equipped with multimedia capabilities including interactive board/lectures/internet access (for syndicate work).


Target Audience: NATO Countries Staff Officers (OF-2 to OF-5) and NCOs (OR-7 to OR-9) from tactical, operational or strategic HQs.


Accreditation: The Course is accredited as “NATO Approved”.


Other: The Course is classified as “NATO Restricted”.