Polar Field Services’ Ocean Search & Rescue Team at Palmer Station, Antarctica, practicing skills they learned in a custom AMSEA course in Gunnison, Colorado.


AMSEA offers custom courses for a variety of agencies and organizations whose employees spend time out in the field and in or around cold-water.  Our courses provide hands-on training designed to meet your specific needs.  Courses range from short workshops to week-long courses.

We can work with you to build a custom course to meet your needs.  You can use this list to help guide your planning: AMSEA Training Topics


Examples of Courses:

  • Training to meet U.S. Coast Guard requirements for on-board emergency drills on commercial fishing vessels

  • Basic cold water safety and survival

  • Emergency procedures for recreational boaters

  • Safety and survival for research vessel staff

  • Vessel safety for oil spill response personnel

  • Cold-water safety & survival for search & rescue personnel

  • Shore survival for children and/or adults.

  • Coastal navigation

Some of the Topics Available:

Use of PFDs and Immersion Suits - Deployment and Use of

Liferafts - Sea & Shore Survival - Distress Signals - Cold-Water

Survival Skills - Helicopter Rescue - Hypothermia Prevention &

Treatment - Firefighting - Flooding and Damage Control -

Abandon Ship Procedures - Water Search and Rescue - Boating

Safety - Vessel Stability - Coastal Navigation - On-Board

Emergency Drills - Risk Assessment - Methods of Instruction - Ergonomics - Ice Safety and More!  See our Training Topics download for a full list.



Prices vary depending on the length, location and content of the course. 

Please contact us directly so that we can work together to build the most effective course for your situation.


*AMSEA's organizational members receive discounted rates on custom courses.

Organizational Memberships start at $250 - to join, visit our Membership Page.

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