This course was developed by the Ocean Conservancy and is designed to encourage ocean and waterway conservation by boaters.

This course is designed to provide an extensive background in the history, policies, laws and regulations pertaining to the Marine Safety and Environmental Protection missions. It is the Auxiliary equivalent of the 12-week Coast Guard Marine Science Technician A-School. 

This course counts as 2 points toward the AUXOP device.

This course lays the groundwork for operations in the rapidly evolving field of marine safety and environmental protection. It describes the integration of the underlying concepts and explains how they are applied in practice. It is the basic handbook introducing the concepts of the marine safety organization, history, missions, functions and programs of the United States Coast
Guard.