USCG – Future of Navigation – Survey

USCG – Future of Navigation – Survey

To Any/All Boaters:

As part of our active participation in the Chesapeake Bay Yacht Club Association (CBYCA) the HBYC Delegates (Dan Killeen and Jim Thrift) have brought to our attention a USCG initiative that is currently running a nationwide web-based survey titled “The Future of Navigation / 21st Century Waterways”.

If you would like to participate, simply click this text/link  and you’ll be taken to the survey.

The USCG has provided the following information:

Over the past few decades, rapid development, reliability, and availability of e-Navigation components such as the Global Position System (GPS), Electronic Chart Display and Information Systems (ECDIS) has fundamentally changed mariners’ reliance on traditional navigation services. In addition, ability to manage data and information provided to the mariner through Automatic Identification System (AIS), cellular, and other means, has enhanced the interconnectivity between shore side information providers and shipboard users. These technological advances and data flows will help the mariner receive data, transmit data, and generally improve bridge resource management, situational awareness and navigational safety.

These fundamental changes have presented the federal government, including the U.S. Coast Guard, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, and National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration with an opportunity to once again modernize navigation services to the mariner. These advents in technology compel these Federal agencies to optimize the current aids to navigation, other marine information systems, and marine charting.

Therefore, with the objective of developing a portfolio, the development of which is to provide coordinated and timely delivery of navigational information and services to promote safety and efficiency on the Marine Transportation System (MTS), the U.S. Coast Guard, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers invite you to share your comments and feedback regarding your requirements for emerging needs for navigational information and service delivery systems in an eNAV environment.

The presentations including the information provided at the Listening Sessions will be made publicly available shortly. To immediately provide feedback, please follow this link https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/21stCenturyWaterways