April Meeting: Rachel Wold Presents the NANOOS Boaters App for Marine Passage Planning

Know Before You Go: Using Networked Ocean Observing Data to Plan a Safe Trip

Join us for the April 19 PSCC meeting where Rachel Wold will be presenting on the NVS online portal which helps plan your marine passages with charts and weather information.

 Speaker Bio: Rachel Wold has taught navigation, participated in USCG Auxiliary safety cruises, and piloted boats through the Inside Passage. She works in ocean science at the UW Applied Physics Lab leading cruises to monitor water quality. Combining her boating and science backgrounds, she is currently Outreach Chair for the Northwest Association of Networked Ocean Observing Systems (NANOOS), demonstrating the NANOOS Boaters App to recreational boaters and collecting feedback to enhance usability.

NVS Application Details: Weather and sea surface conditions in the Pacific Northwest are highly variable so mariners need accurate and up to date information when planning their next trip on the water. The Northwest Association of Networked Ocean Observing Systems (NANOOS), part of the U.S. Integrated Ocean Observing System (IOOS), provides these near-real time observations and forecasts. The NANOOS Visualization System (NVS) is a free online portal with applications developed for the maritime community.

Learn how to use the NVS Boaters App’s networked ocean observing data and other tools like digital NOAA nautical charts, routing capabilities and marina information to safely navigate our waters.

  • When: April 19 2024 at 7:00pm PDT.
  • Where: Puget Sound Yacht Club | 2321 N Northlake Way, Seattle, WA 98103
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  • Zoom Link: Join Zoom Meeting
  • Jeff (SV Boog) will be running this meeting.

Meetings are held every third Friday of the month at the Puget Sound Yacht Club. The meeting is open to all, but we do ask for a $5 donation at the door to help pay for the venue and club expenses. Zoom attendees can make a donation by Paypal or credit/debit card here. We look forward to seeing you there!