Training Courses and Competency Management

Investing in competence and training

We are committed to provide a safe, reliable and competent workforce, while working to meet our clients’ needs globally. Atlas Professionals heard the debate regarding competence for freelance personnel for many years and decided it was time for to take the lead with this challenging process. Demonstrating competence to clients can help contractual requirements and adds confidence that they have the right person for the job. More importantly, it enables career progression for the individual while giving them ownership of their own development.

In-house EIVA Training

Atlas and EIVA have joined forces by entering into a collaboration agreement since 2012 that include training courses on the EIVA software suite in Atlas’ training curriculum offered globally. This means that Atlas will host training courses in the entire range of the EIVA software suite, taught by EIVA instructors:
  • NaviSuite Navigation and Acquistion
  • NaviSuite Processing and Reporting
  • NaviSuite Beka – NaviPac Rig Move and Barge Management
  • NaviSuite Nardoa Processing – Pipeline and Cable Inspection
  • NaviPac Configuration
  • NaviPac Operation
  • NaviSuite Singlebeam Key Features
  • NaviSuite Multibeam Key Features

Please click here to view the EIVA training agenda.

EIVA eLearning Program

As part of EIVA’s continual drive for development, Atlas is happy to announce that EIVA is further expanding their training package through eLearning!

As the industry evolves, so does the request for a more eLearning approach. EIVA has listened to the market and has worked hard to create the first eLearning modules for offshore personnel. ELearning gives trainees the flexibility to improve and develop their skills wherever they are; the program ensures that a trainee has direct access to new features and versions of EIVA modules. It’s important to note that eLearning will continuously save your progress, so a candidate can pick up from where they left off.

If you sign up after December the sign up fee will change to EUR 500 plus the subscription fee of EUR 150 for 12 months of access. So there is great value in signing up straight away. For candidates who have participated in EIVA’s classroom courses (for a minimum of three days) in the remaining part of 2015 will receive full access to the eLearning programme for 12 months, with the possibility to renew their subscription in 2016 for EUR 150.

To view the introductory video of EIVA's eLearning Programme please click here

Please apply through Atlas’ vacancy first before signing onto the eLearning Program

For more information on the EIVA eLearning Program please go to the EIVA website

Sonardyne Training Course

Atlas Professionals invests in people. Therefore we provide our professionals the opportunity to attend Sonardyne training courses at the Plymouth Training Academy. Following the completion of the theoretical elements of the course, attendees then get onto the water for hands-on training with real equipment onboard the Company’s training and trials vessels. The very high instructor-to-pupil ratio ensures that all attendees get the opportunity to individually practice configuring and operating systems:
  • Fusion 6G LBL
  • Ranger 2 6G
  • Marksman LUSBL
  • Sprint 6G USBL or LBL

For those who work regularly for Atlas Professionals, a discount is available.

Please click here to view the Sonardyne training agenda.

Ashtead Technology Training Courses

The Ashtead Technology Training Academy can provide focused training to a range of personnel, allowing structured skill development in all key areas of equipment installation, configuration, operation and maintenance. Within its range of standard courses, Ashtead has availability on the following courses:
  • Introduction to Offshore Survey Equipment
  • Acoustic Positioning Systems
  • ROV Sensors & Multiplexors
  • Pipe and Cable Tracking Systems

Please click here to view the Ashtead training agenda.

Ashtead Training Academy

As one of Atlas’ training providers, Ashtead Technology provides fully integrated equipment solutions and bespoke engineered solutions to help our personnel gain confidence in new technologies whilst working offshore.
Ashtead’s training academy is focused on the development of personnel competency in the key areas of equipment configuration, operation, maintenance and calibration.
To find out more about the academy, its courses and course dates please click here.

Kongsberg Training Courses

Kongsberg is the most prolific supplier of survey sensors in the world. Their training centre in Aberdeen supports clients of Kongsberg systems, by offering a portfolio of courses in specialist areas including dynamic positioning, acoustic positioning and marine automation. Please find below a list of practical and interactive oriented training programmes*:
  • HAIN Reference Operator Course
  • HiPAP LBL Operator Course
  • HiPAP Operator Course
  • HiPAP Survey Engineer Course
  • HiPAP Surveyor Course
  • HiPAP Technical Course
  • Seatex DPS Operator and Technical Course
  • Seatex MRU Training Course
  • Seatex Seapath Training Course

Kongsberg Maritime have a Basic SIS Operator Course running in Aberdeen over the course of three days. The training dates are as follows:

  • 17th March, 19th May, 15th September &17th November 2015

Training Objectives 

After the course, the successful particpiants will be able to:

  • Explain the basic principles of the Em system
  • Demonstrate basic skills in operating the EM system
  • Perform system tests
  • Display data to verify data collection

Cost of the course: £1550 + VAT per delegate.

For more information please contact Kerry Johnston at for more information. 


ixBlue Training Course

ixBlue, a leading provider in offshore navigation, positioning and imaging solutions will be offering a series of training courses, covering the theory and operation of the subsea OCTANS, ROVINS & PHINS products. ixBlue also offers training courses on the GAPS USBL and the DELPH INS inertial post processing software. Extending courses covering the COMMET metrology system can also be arranged.  

The course will be held at ixBlue's facility on Bridge of Don, Aberdeen where the curriculum will consist of one full day of classroom training for each product. The courses for the ROVINS and PHINS are combined as the operation interfaces are very similar.

Course Dates:

OCTANS - Wednesday 12th August 2015

PHINS/ROVINS - Thursday 13th August 2015

For more information about the courses provided by ixBlue please contact our Personnel coordinator Vicki Stavrou:


Sonarwiz Training

Taking place onboard the Wellington who is berthed alongside Victoria Embankment, Chesapeake will be offering a Sonarwiz training event with particular focus on Sidescan and bathymetric post-processing. Sidescan, SBP, Bathy and Mag data will be provided and attendees will  be given an access code and have the chance to try out the post processing capabilities of the software.

Sonarwiz Training, London – 14th March 

For more information and pricing, please contact Vicki at