Please look below for the minutes of the 2014 Annual Membership meeting.
Update for Mariners – October 2014
Coastal Data Information Program (CDIP) October 2014
On September 10th, 2014, the Point Loma Wave Buoy broke loose as the mooring line was cut. The buoy was redeployed September 24, 2014. The buoy locations are posted to the Notice to Marines and marked on the Nautical Charts. In order to avoid further collisions, we are trying to advertise the locations of the buoys as much as possible.
Approaching the end of September with two more months of hurricane season left to go, there have already been 17 named storms in the East Pacific. During these energetic wave conditions, the Mission Bay Buoy’s Maximum/Significant Wave height for September was 6 ft during Hurricane Odile, doubling the height for a peak wave of 12 ft. Cdip.ucsd.edu/m (Mobile Application)
National Weather Service San Diego CA – October 2014
The National Weather Service is looking for more reports of the current weather/sea conditions from mariners. Specifically, we are looking for reports of waterspouts, rough seas, dense fog, strong winds, heavy rain, hail, or anything else that seems significant or hazardous. We know that communication can be difficult over the waters, so even getting these reports after the fact would help. We need these reports in order to continue to improve our forecasting for marine areas and to verify our warnings. If you are interested in becoming a weather spotter, please e-mail Alex Tardy at Alexander.Tardy@noaa.gov. You can submit reports using the following link: http://www.srh.noaa.gov/StormReport/SubmitReport.php?site=sgx. Note: if the “event type” does not match the report you want to submit, just click any event type and then specify the report in the “additional details” section.
NOAA – Office of Coast Survey – October 2014.
NOAA’s Office of Coast Survey has several ways for mariners to contact the office to suggest improvements, provide comments and report discrepancies they find on nautical charts or other products. The following link: http://www.nauticalcharts.noaa.gov/staff/contact.htm, lists the many ways to make contact, whether via old fashion mail, phone, email, or online forms. In addition, Coast Survey has regional Navigation Managers located along the U.S. coasts to work directly with pilots, mariners, port authorities and recreational boaters to help identify the navigational challenges facing users of the marine transportation system. Gerry Wheaton has been Coast Survey’s California Navigation Manager for over 14 years, providing exceptional service to the maritime community. He retired from government service as of September 30, 2014. Jeffrey Ferguson, is the new California Navigation Manager. Mr. Ferguson brings over 27 years of Coast Survey experience to the job. He can be reached at email@example.com.