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Sea Science: Sound on the water affected by temperature, molecular density

Sea Science: by Jordanna Sheermohamed Before the invention of GPS, radio or radar, maritime navigation depended on different means of communication to relay messages between vessels. To compensate during times…

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NOAA seeks public input on end of paper charts

The U.S. National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration is seeking public feedback on its five-year program to end all raster and paper nautical chart production.  Ultimately, production of all NOAA paper nautical…

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MIAMI19: It’s a bird, it’s a boat, it’s a flight on a seaplane

Photos and story by Dorie Cox A group of yacht industry people watched from the dock as the seaplane descended over an underway barge and steered clear of anchored sailboats.…

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More signals clog AIS navigation screens onboard

It is 6:20 in the morning as Capt. Claude Strickland unties the 100-foot private yacht he runs to leave Port Everglades in Ft. Lauderdale. There is only one other vessel…

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Goodbye domes, hello more data

Matt Gerken of e3 Systems said his job is to make observations about captains and crew when he visits yachts while his colleagues are analyzing technology systems onboard. “I’m looking…

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