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Captain Scott Putty Associate Professor of the Practice Texas A&M Maritime Academy Texas A&M University – Galveston Campus Experience Master – T/S General.

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2 Captain Scott Putty Associate Professor of the Practice Texas A&M Maritime Academy Texas A&M University – Galveston Campus Experience Master – T/S General Rudder Master – Philadelphia Express Master – Lykes Discoverer Relief Master – Lykes Lines /Mate, 2/Mate, C/Mate

3  Are you reliant on NWS products for weather planning / decision making?  Answer - Absolutely

4  What is the best method of getting data from the vessel to NOAA?  Answer – At this time Inmarsat C and are probably the most widely used and cheapest, but that will change as marine Broadband becomes more cost effective.

5  AMVERSEAS vs. Turbowin  I have never used Turbowin so I can’t compare the two products

6  Products Requests and Capabilities: ◦ Better long range forecasts out to 7 days ◦ 96 hour forecast map should be available twice daily ◦ Simpler string for Hurricane Forecast discussion text via

7  Products Requests and Capabilities: ◦ Current request capability is extremely useful. Would also like the option to “sign up” for specific maps and text messages that we would like to receive on a reocuring basis ◦ Work more closely with Maritime Academies and Training Schools

8  Thanks to all the help that NOAA and the PMO’s provide


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