AOOS, in partnership with the Marine Exchange of Alaska, is developing a program to stream weather and seas information through the AIS (Automated Identification System) used by many vessels. To ensure the program meets user needs, we are surveying the boating community on how to improve the dissemination of weather information to Alaska mariners. The survey takes about 10 minutes and asks about how people currently receive weather information on their vessels.
The survey is here: http://www.surveymonkey.com/s/marinerweathersurvey
More information about AOOS, as well as real-time ocean data and forecasts, can be found on our website www.aoos.org. A key part of our mission is to provide real-time conditions to mariners to improve marine safety. Please let me know if you have any questions, or have other ideas on how to circulate this survey to the broadest possible audience.