Subcommittee on Weather Training and Best Practices



James Luciani  NOAA        Cole Cosgrove    Crowley 
Rob Niemeyer NOAA   Bob Sheen Ocean Shipholdings
Rusty Albaral  NOAA    Tom Bushy
Tom Cuff  NOAA    Patty Finsterbusch  TOTE
Jerry Pannell  STAR Center    Lee Chesneau Chesneau Weather
Kathleen Friel STAR Center   Jack Rasmussen Bering Marine Services 


Initial Potential Initiatives:

  • Weather Refresher Training CBT or other delivery mechanisms
  • Maritime Heavy Weather Best Practices Document
  • Awareness and Engagement Brochure 
  • Updated and new NOAA Heavy Weather Information Documents
  • Symbolic updates and modification
  • Other Weather Related Outreach Initiatives, Heavy Weather Awareness, Voluntary Weather Observer Engagement, training opportunities, and others


2017 SOCP Summer Webinar/Committee Meeting (Presentations)

  1. Introduction Extreme Weather Events at Sea Mariner Training - Patrick Dougan, PMI
  2. Volunteer Observing Ship Program Outreach & Training - Rob Neimeyer, NOAA VOS PMO
  3. Best Practices Recommended from Marine Weather Forecasts Providers & By Marine Weather Training & Trainers - Lee Chesneau, Lee Chesneau's Marine Weather

NOTES (Thank you Hayden Morse for taking notes!) 


2017 SOCP Fall Webinar/Committee Meeting (Presentations) 

Monday, October 30 Extreme Weather - Training and Best Practices Subcommittee Meeting Agenda and Presentations 

Meeting Notes and Action Items (Thank you Todd for providing notes.)


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