Oswego, NY, October 18, 2014 - In this edition of Discover Better Boating, which marks the sixth and final in the series' fourth season, we focus on all of the weather information boaters can find at your finger tips.
Buoys and weather stations can provide important information to boaters, and The State University of New York's
College of Environmental Science and Forestry at Syracuse University operates several in the area.
Dave White, New York Sea Grant's coastal recreation and tourism specialist, is at Shackelton Point on the south shore of Oneida Lake with Mike Satchwell from the Great Lakes Research Consortium.
"I see a lot of buoys and weather stations along the waterfront," said White. "What kind of information is available to me as a boater?"
"GLRC operates and maintains five buoys and three weather stations in the Greater Central New York region," said Satchwell. "The data on these buoys is updates every 30 minutes and is available to anyone with internet access."
See the full video clip for more on their discussion, which includes answers to the questions "What weather information is available 24/7?" and "Where/how do I get access?"
And there's more "NYSG Great Lakes Boating & Marine Trades" News
available via the "News/Topics" link in the left-hand sidebar at
More Info: Discover Better Boating
In 2011, the Clean and Safe Boating campaign gained a little more
acclaim when it became a May-October monthly "Discover Better Boating"
segment that aired, and is still on a New York cable television system
(Time Warner Cable) reaching 25 counties with approximately 550,000
The series of monthly tips is driven by NYSG and sponsored by the BIA of
Upstate New York. The content, streamed directly through BIA's Web
site, is responsible for an increase in off-season (November-April) vs.
on-season (May-October) visitors, which have grown from an average of,
respectively, 1,200 to more than 60,000 a month.
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 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, Time Warner Cable News
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
has RSS, Facebook
, and YouTube
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
Time Warner Cable News (TWCN) - part of a network of twelve 24-hour
local news channels owned and operated by Time Warner Cable nationwide -
began cablecasting as News 10 Now on November 7, 2003. Operating from
its headquarters building in downtown Syracuse, TWCN has a huge coverage
area, a 15,000+ square mile stretch of Upstate New York. To cover this
large area, TWCN provides two separate program feeds - one to
Central/Northern NY and another to the Southern Tier - and reaches some
600,000 subscribers across 25 counties. Learn more: http://centralny.twcnews.com