Education

Public
$25
The webinar is a must for any boater planning a trip to a Foreign Port.  Robert Anderson, Staff Commander of the United States Power Squadrons Marine...
Read more
The Crossing Boarders Webinar
The Crossing Boarders Webinar
$25

The webinar is a must for any boater planning a trip to a Foreign Port.  Robert Anderson, Staff Commander of the United States Power Squadrons Marine Environmenta Committee covers in detail all the pertinent to leave U. S. waters and enter a foreign port.  Topic covered include:



  • Embassies, Consulates, and Consular Agents

  • Travel Documents Required

  • Procedure for entering and clearing into a Foreign Port - the Customs Clearance Procedure


    • Use of the Q-flag and courtesy flag on entering foreign water


  • Maintaining a “Boat Book” to make entering a clearing procedures easy

  • U.S. Customs and Boarder Protection Rules and Regulations include re-entry procedures for U.S. waters

  • Customs and Boarder Protection Rules and Regulations for:


    • Canada

    • Mexico

    • Bahamas

    • British Virgin Islands


  • Materials included as part of the Webinar include:


    • Customs Forms

    • A “Boat Book” example

    • Customs website links for various Foreign Ports


Public
$25
The Marine Weather Forecasting Webinar is a comprehensive 2-hour seminar designed for all boaters, Inland, Coastal and Offshore.  Joe Sienkiewicz,...
Read more
Marine Weather Forecasting
Marine Weather Forecasting
$25

The Marine Weather Forecasting Webinar is a comprehensive 2-hour seminar designed for all boaters, Inland, Coastal and Offshore.  Joe Sienkiewicz, Chief, NOAA Ocean Prediction Center, and Robert Anderson, Staff Commander of the United States Power Squadrons Marine Environmental Committee cover the following topics in detail:



  • A full review of surface maps and winds including Highs, Lows, Troughs, Ridges, Fronts and Isobars

  • Upper-Air wind and charts, including Pressure Gradients and Coriolis Effect

  • the “500 millibar chart” which has proved itself as a powerful predictor of surface weather

  • GRIB forecasts and how to download and use them. Both the Wwave3 (WW3) and Global Forecasting System (GFS) prediction systems are covered

  • the National Weather Service Marine Weather Forecasts, including predictive models for Coastal and Great Lakes, Offshore and High Seas

  • The Ocean Prediction Center, including Unified Analysis of the Northern Hemisphere


 The 500 mb chart is a major important tool in forecasting the weather for those in coastal/offshore areas as well as those on the high seas. It is no accident that understanding and interpreting this upper air chart is a major focus of the webinar.


In addition to this Webinar/Seminar Guide participants will be able to download in pdf format the classic article co?authored by Joe Sienkiewicz and Lee Chesneau: Mariner’s Guide to the 500?Millibar Chart. Webinar participants reviewing the intricacies of the 500 mb chart are encouraged to read this article. The illustrations will be easier to see and the more detailed explanations accompanying them will be particularly helpful.  This guide consists of slide images and complete notes that cover all the webinar subjects. There may be some minor differences from the slides the presenter selects for the actual webinar presentation, but they will not be major ones. This Webinar/Seminar Guide with its images and notes will serve as a review and will be a useful reference for years to come.