A practical guide to Basic and Advanced Polar Code Certificate by Captain Jan Persson. This book has been prepared to be course literature to Polar Code Basic and Advance course according to IMO Polar Code. Handling ships in ice and different operations in Arctic and Antarctica demands specialist knowledge and skills, not only how to navigate in ice. You need to know what kind of ice you’re navigating in, and where to get weather and ice information. You need to have knowledge about your ship, such as weak points, rudder, propellers, and tank arrangements and so on. You also need to know the area you are navigating in. For instance, how is all your navigation equipment affected on high latitudes? This book will guide you from when the ice first starts to build up as new ice until it eventually becomes multiyear ice. It also includes different ships ice classes, reporting, ice maps, and much more.