Boating in 2013: There’s An App for That!
NY’s Discover Better Boating Series Begins May 18
Dave White, New York Sea Grant, Recreation/Tourism Specialist, P: 315.312.3042, E: firstname.lastname@example.org
Barb Caster, Boating Industries Association of Upstate New York, P: 315-447-9286
Oswego, NY, May 15, 2013 - The Discover Better Boating in New York television series of monthly tips resumes May 18. Past topics have included fuel efficiency, boating safety, a how to buy or
rent a boat, trailering, storage, US Coast Guard courtesy vessel
examination, and boating destinations in NY. This month's topic is on
technology's influence on the boating industry. In other words: boating apps for smartphones and other electronic devices.
"We all carry iPhones, iPads, tablets and other smartphones wherever we go and one of the great things about them is that we can get some important boating information from those devices while on-board," said New York Sea Grant's Coastal Recreation and Tourism Specialist Dave White
"So, Today we’re going to look at a few apps to help prepare you for a day on the water, keep you safe, and have a great time boating."
"There are several hundred apps available for boaters including boating games for kids to get them prepared and having fun on the water as well."
"Many of us don't boat where we live, so one of the first things we want to do is check the weather. We can do that using the Boat Weather app."
"Now that we know the weather for the day, we can find out where we want to go by checking out boat ramps."
For all the details on the various boating apps that you can use while planning your day out on the water, check out the video clip below for more from NYSG's White.
More Info: Discover Better Boating
The Discover Better Boating in New York television series of monthly
tips is a collaborative, educational outreach effort by New York Sea
Grant, the Boating Industries Association of Upstate New York (BIA) and
Series host Dave White, a coastal recreation and tourism specialist with
New York Sea Grant, interviews marine industry professionals about how
to enjoy New York’s waters cleanly, safely, cost-effectively, legally,
and in environmentally-friendly ways.
The seasonal series began in 2011 as a result of Discover Clean &
Safe Boating campaign created by New York Sea Grant and BIA in 2008.
Shows air the third Saturday of the month from May through October. An
archive of previous transcripts for individual "Discover Better Boating"
segments, as well as video streaming, can be found via NYSG's "Great
Lakes Boating & Marine Trades" resource site, www.nyseagrant.org/marina
- click the "New/Topics" link in the left-hand sidebar and check out the "Discover Better Boating" sections on this page.
More Info: NYSG, BIA of Upstate New York, YNN
New York Sea Grant (NYSG), a cooperative program of Cornell University
and the State University of New York, is one of 33 university-based
programs under the National Sea Grant College Program (NSGCP) of the
National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA). The NSGCP
engages this network of the nation’s top universities in conducting
scientific research, education, training and extension projects designed
to foster science-based decisions about the use and conservation of our
aquatic resources. Through its statewide network of integrated
services, NYSG has been promoting coastal vitality, environmental
sustainability, and citizen awareness about the State’s marine and Great
Lakes resources since 1971.
For updates on Sea Grant activities: www.nyseagrant.org
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links. NYSG also offers a free e-list sign up via www.nyseagrant.org/coastlines
for NY Coastlines/Currents
, its flagship publication, which is distributed several times a year.
The Boating Industries Association of Upstate NY is an association of
independent marine dealers, retailers and marine-related businesses
located throughout Central NY. The February Central NY Boat Show and
Fall Boat Sale are annual BIA events at the NYS Fairgrounds in Syracuse.
Learn more: www.cnyboating.com
YNN is one of thirteen 24-hour local news channels owned and operated by
Time Warner Cable nationwide. Content is generated from seven regional
newsrooms. The system has nearly 600,000 subscribers across a 25-county,
15,000 square mile area. YNN Syracuse telecasts one program feed to
Central/Northern NY, one to the Southern Tier. Learn more: http://ynn.com