Queen City Yacht Club Speaker Series is pleased to announce Rachel Wold, an oceanographer from the UW Applied Physics Lab, will provide a presentation for us on Wednesday, February 26th at 7:30pm called:
Know Before You Go: Using Networked Ocean Observing Data to Plan a Safe Trip
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.
Rachel Wold has taught navigation, participated in USCG Auxiliary safety cruises, and piloted boats through the Inside Passage. She is an oceanographer at the UW Applied Physics Lab participating in 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 NVS Boaters applications to recreational boaters while collecting feedback to enhance usability.