H922 – ABB Ability™ Marine Software - OCTOPUS Onboard Basic

This course prepares deck officers for using OCTOPUS system in the most efficient and effective way.

Learning objectives

Upon completion of this course the participants will be able to:
  • Explain the OCTOPUS system architecture and identify the functions of its components
  • Create a new project and configure basic OCTOPUS functions
  • Configure virtual points for measurement
  • Design graphs for outputting the required data in real time
  • Understand the basics of vessel motions, velocities and accelerations
  •  Maximize the quality of input data for the system
  •  Accurately translate the system output into a clear advices
  • Implement and understand criterions
  • Troubleshoot most common basic problems - Give the on-site introduction of the system


  • Benefits of having OCTOPUS
  • OCTOPUS user interface
  • Polar diagram
  • Responses
  • Weather windows
  • Measurements
  • Statistics operators
  • Real time graphs
  • Alarms and warnings


  • Instructor led course with interactive classroom discussions and associated workshop exercises
  •  Approximately 25% of the time is used for practical exercises

Course outline

General Information

Duration: 1 day (8 hours)
Venue: Rotterdam, Netherlands
Customer location

The students shall have a basic understanding of vessel operations and marine terminology. Participants can meet our prerequisites by attending one of
our e-learning courses.

Additional information: When the complete classroom originates from one company, specific cases (based on the client operated vessels) will be presented and discussed.
Student Profile:

The training is targeted to ship officers, project engineers and cargo superintendents. It is also beneficial for sales specialists to follow this course in order to get the inside knowledge before offering OCTOPUS.

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