GOOD ANCHORAGE TAKES IHO PLANNED CROWD SOURCING TO THE NEXT LEVEL
A recommended source for new & seasoned mariners to share & access proven data, while improving navigation safety.
Thanks to the latest in crowd-sourcing technology, mariners around the globe can share their anchorages, view weather, stay on top of official regulations, recommend local services & facilities, & effortlessly navigate unfamiliar countries.
Status of Hydrography & Nautical Charting across the World as Stated by IHO (International Hydrographic Organisation)
Less than 10% of the World’s coastal seas & oceans have been surveyed & charted to the same or better resolution than maps of the Moon & Mars. (International Council for Science -SCOR)
Worldwide, the number of government survey vessels has declined by 35% in the last 30 years - contract surveys, improved equipment capability & other options have not filled the gap. (IHO Year Books 1979-2011)
In many parts of the World the quality & coverage of hydrographic surveys require significant improvement (XVIIIth IHO Conference Resolution 2012)
The coverage of survey data is particularly poor in the Caribbean, Indian & Pacific Oceans & the Polar regions, but all areas of the World are affected to some extent, including the waters of many, if not most, modern, developed States. Almost none of the areas of responsibility of more than 150 States in the World with a recognized coastline is fully surveyed for depths or underwater hazards.
This unsatisfactory situation must be recognized by all States with maritime interests & acted upon. Improving this unsatisfactory situation requires the involvement of every State with maritime interests. It is a collective problem.
Good Anchorage provides via Crowd Sourcing from mariners, exact anchorage coordinates including all-important depth, charts, images & visual aids, waypoints integrated with 72-hour weather forecasts, wind & swell protection, latest local news, customs & immigration procedures, with new features added weekly for provisioning, fuel, boat parts, restaurants, events & cultural activities. Anchorage sites are quality-controlled by Good Anchorage experts who live in each maritime community & are likewise continuously updated by mariners who visit the site to both share & verify data & add new anchorages.
Not only is this sharing service FREE to mariners but Good Anchorage is allowing users that have a business, agency, a marina or shipyard, to choose their business name, URL or blog address as their user name, effectively creating a free advert for each anchorage that they enter. For every new anchorage provided by a user they get the “Claimed By” recognition against their user name. Vessels must use both Marinas, Ports, Shipyards & Anchorages so it makes sense for a Marina, Agent or Marine Company to share anchorages that surround or are on route to their business to inform vessels who they are within their area. It becomes a win, win for providing quality local information that is needed, increasing branding & driving traffic to your own door.
Good Anchorage is a leading niche innovator of Maritime information technologies, specializing in sharing live, accurate anchorage data, weather, local news & service information for vessels, yachts, motor & sail boats around the globe. The company launches globally with more than 3,000 anchorages from Antarctica to Greenland, USA to Australia & everything in between, with the goal to provide 50,000 certified anchorages covering all maritime nations by 2018.
The Good Anchorage website is Free to Mariners.
For more information, go to http://www.goodanchorage.com