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U.S. IOOS Safe Navigation Video

Real-time ocean and weather conditions delivered by NERACOOS are a critical resource for commercial mariners who captain large vessels in our region. This new IOOS (Integrated Ocean Observing System) video features Captain David Gelinas of the Penobscot Bay River and Pilots Association, who describes how he and other mariners routinely use and rely on NOAA and NERACOOS observations and forecasts to improve the safety and efficiency of their critical operations. 

"We would be at a huge disadvantage without the IOOS system. Every once and a while they talk about pulling one or more of those buoys and it really sets off alarm bells in our organization because literally on a daily basis we rely on that information to make sound decisions."
- Capt. David Gelinas, Penobscot River and Bay Pilot Association