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Cooperative Charting


CoCh Committee

  R/C John J. Rodgers, SN

Asst Chairman
  Stf/C Diane M. Julum, JN

Asst Chairman
  Stf/C Thomas J. Peltier, SN


District Reps:

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

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

Districts 16 and 32
Stf/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, 25 and 28
R/C John J. Rodgers, SN

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

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

Districts 1, 2, and 18
P/D/C Walter H. Wiegert, Jr., SN

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

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

  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 Small Craft Facilities. They also supply data on depth surveys, range status, tidal current surveys and formerly, geodetic marks and 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.


New A note from Coast Survey

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


In addition to this being the 100th anniversary of USPS, it is also the 50th anniversary of the Cooperative Charting program. The agreement of cooperation between NOAA’s Office of the Coast Survey and USPS makes our cooperative charting program possible. It was first signed in 1963 and has been continuously renewed, most recently by Rear Admiral Glang and Chief Commander Alter at the annual meeting in 2013.
To commutate this anniversary year, we will be awarding a special 50th year patch to the top 75 participants in the program and adding a “50 Years of Cooperative Charting” citation to their award certificates. This will be for the charting year 4/01/2013 to 3/31/2014. The awards will be mailed to the Districts for presentation at the fall 2014 district Conferences. This is a once in a lifetime opportunity, so plan now to chart early and chart often in the upcoming year.

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 sixth 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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