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Cooperative Charting Program
 

Cooperative charting is a joint effort between the United States Power Squadrons® and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration. NOAA is responsible for the production of up to date charts used by commercial shipping and recreational boaters. The combination of an enormous US coastline, constant coastal feature changes due to wind, tide and man and federal cost cutting makes the publication of current, accurate charts difficult at best.

The United States Power Squadrons® assist in this effort by training it's members in the skills necessary to read charts accurately and compare existing charts to real features found on the US coastline. Corrections to charts such as water depth, buoy location and man made features are reported to NOAA by squadron members during routine boating and specially designed cooperative charting cruises. Estimates on the cost savings to the US government range in the millions of dollars every year.

For information on the Cooperative Charting program within the Ventura Sail and Power Squadron please contact our 
Executive Officer or Commander

United States Power Squadrons®
 Cooperative Charting Program



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