Originally Posted by barnakiel
There is no separate marine weather and you simply get educated in meteorology and then focus on the parts
that are important to you (like weather over oceans and seas and on the interface).
When I needed some extra training (I got my meteo basics back at school) I used courses at UCAR. They were online, free and absolutely fantastic.
They were worth every second of my study time.
Enjoy your time in the digital classroom and on the water!
I have spent some time on the site.
Lots of information there and it is a great resource.
I do think that if someone is just starting in the weather/meteorology world from scratch it could be overwhelming. Not sure.
The site makes you register, but it is free. It seems geared to gov't employees as it asks you if you are from <big long list> but has "weather enthusiast" and "other" as the last two options.
There is event an option to have your test scores sent to your boss.
You can run through the subject online or download them for offline review. Likely quite useful for those with spotting access.
Go to the education and Training tab and select "Coastal x or Oceanography/Marine Met and it will list all the relevant subjects for you.
Surprising that it is freely available.