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Cooperative Charting


CoCh Committee

  R/C Diane M. Julum, JN-IN

Asst Chairman
  Stf/C Thomas J. Peltier, SN-IN

Asst Chairman
  Stf/C Phillip A. Benson, JN


District Reps:

Districts 12, 17 and 20
Stf/C Phillip A. Benson, JN

Districts 6, 7 and 9
D/Lt Joanne Hancock, SN

Districts 16 and 32
R/C Diane Julum, JN

Districts 14, 19 and 22
D/Lt/C John E. Knapp, SN

Districts 5, 10 and 15
P/R/C Stephen A. Leishman, SN

District 3, 27 and 33
P/Stf/C Paul D. Long, SN

Districts 4, 26 and 29
P/C Billy Owens, AP

Districts 21 and 24
Stf/C Thomas J. Peltier, SN

Districts 13 and 28
R/C John J. Rodgers, SN-IN

District 25
P/D/C Dave Shively, AP

Districts 30 and 31
P/C Stephen R. Schmidt, JN

Districts 8, 11, and 23
P/R/C James H. Strothers, SN-IN

Districts 1 and 2
P/D/C Walter H. Wiegert, Jr., SN

  P/D/C James V. Hardin Jr., JN-CN

  Cdr. Mahmoud M. Abdel-Monem, SN

Special Technical Asst
  P/R/C Horst Boettge, SN

Special Asst - WEBMASTER
  Lt/C Thurston L. Gray, SN

Special Asst - Geodetic Mark Recovery
  P/D/C Mack L. Gordy, Jr. AP

  Ken Forster

  Duane Morrison



Cooperative Charting Program of the United States Power Squadrons is conducted in close coordination with the Marine Chart Division, National Ocean Service, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration of the U.S. Department of Commerce. The Program is a major public service of USPS. Under it, members supply information to the Marine Chart Division of NOS/NOAA leading to corrections to nautical charts, small craft charts, Coast Pilot publications and formerly, Small Craft Facilities. They also supply data on depth surveys, range status, tidal current surveys and geodetic marks and formerly, aeronautical charts. The Aid To Navigation Inspection program allows for damaged or misplaced Aids to be reported. The Adopt-A-Chart subprogram provides for individual squadrons to assume responsibility to keep a chart or a portion of a chart in their local boating area up to date and get recognition on new editions for their work. We have been told that the Cooperative Charting Program is recognized as the most effective user-participation program in all of the Federal services.


Small Craft Facilities Reporting has been removed from the Cooperative Charting program as NOS will no longer use the Small Craft Facility information. For more details, see Small craft nautical charts adjust to boaters' needs

New Proposed DGPS Shutdown

A note from Coast Survey

Boaters will not be left adrift as NOAA privatizes printing of nautical charts.

Special Notice
(Effective 8/01/2014)

Nearest Light
A program to find a USCG light list number quickly.

Golden Eagle Award

Co-operative Charting Manual

The seventh edition of the Co-operative Charting Manual is available to download for viewing and printing.

Note: CCWeb Guide in Chap. 4

CoCh Report Checklists

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