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Links of Interest

  1. NOAA Homepage NOAA - This is the homepage for NOAA which contains inumerable sources. For a complete listing of important NOOA site see below.
  2. Naval Atlantic Meteorology and Oceanography Center - This is an extraordinary site with invaluable information about Ocean conditions including currents and eddies of the gulf Stream.
  3. United States Coast Guard Home Page - Another excellent site crammed with useful information including a section devoted exclusively to Boating Safety The US Coast Guard -- Office of Boating Safety Home Page. See below for more Coast Guard related listings.
  4. Coast Guard Auxilliary Division 5 - Home of the Coast Guard Auxilliary where you can take more boating classes, learn to do vessel checks and other boating skills. Division 5 Floatilla 10 is the home of the Manhattan Auxilliary and has membership information.
  5. Interactive Marine Weather - Ocean buoy reports. Critical for current sea state information for cruisers.
  6. Unisys Weather - another good alternate weather source with excellent satelite maps.
  7. HM Nautical Almanac Office - British royal Observatory Nautical almanac Office - great site for celestial navigators.
  8. Analemma - another good site for celestial navigators. Contains the analemma and an explanation.
  9. NIST Web Clock - for Navigators. Contains downloadable software to set your computer's clock to atomic clock time for precision navigation.
  10. US SAILING - National governing body for sailboat racing.

Other NOAA and Coast Guard related links:

  1. NOAA Homepage
  2. NWS Homepage
  3. NWS Marine Forecasts
  4. NWS Marine Text Products
  5. NWS Marine Charts (Radiofax)
  6. NWS Environmental Modeling Center
  7. NWS Ocean Prediction Center (formally the Marine Prediction Center)
  8. NWS Tropical Prediction Center/National Hurricane Center
  9. NWS Marine Forecast Offices
  10. NWS Ocean Modeling Branch
  11. NWS WC/ATWC Tsunami Center (mirror)
  12. The International Tsunami Information Center
  13. NOAA PMEL-Tsunami Mitigation
  14. USGS National Earthquake Information Center
  16. NWS VOS Program
  17. NWS Publications
  18. NOAA Data Buoy Center
  19. NOAA Weather Radio
  20. NOAA Tides & Currents
  21. NOAA SEAS Program
  23. NOAA's National Climatic Data Center (NCDC)
  24. NOAA's National Oceanographic Data Center (NODC)
  25. NOAA Coastwatch
  27. NOAA's Pacific Marine Environmental Laboratory (PMEL)
  28. NOAA's Office of Response and Restoration
  29. NGA Homepage
  30. International Ice Patrol
  31. National Ice Center
  32. U.S. Coast Guard Homepage
  33. U.S. Coast Guard Navigation Center
  34. U.S. Coast Guard CAMSLANT Comms
  35. U.S. Coast Guard AMVER Program
  36. IMO Homepage
  37. WMO Homepage
  38. The Radio Technical Commission for Maritime Services (RTCM)
  39. Ohio State University

There are also many other Internet sites of interest to the mariner. Use one of the Internet search engines to search on topics such as "marine weather", "radiofax", "radiofacsimile", "weather buoys", "tides", etc. If you have your own favorite non-commercial site you'd like to add mail it into to us at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it


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