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Cooperative Charting Program  (Rev9June2020)
  Our Civic Service     

 Above patch was designed by National Oceanic Service (NOS) and 
given to the USPS to use as their logo for Cooperative Charting.


The Cooperative Charting Program   of the United States Power Squadrons (USPS) is conducted in close cooperation with United State Amy Corps of Engineers, the United Stats Coast Guard, and NOAA's National Geodetic Survey Division (NGSD).  The Program continues to be a major public service of USPS.  As in the past, members supply important information to the above agencies so updates can be made to nautical charts and the National Survey Marker databases.


The Aid-To-Navigation and Bridge Inspection programs support the USACE and Coast Guard in assuring waterways are properly marked and maintained. 


The Cooperative Charting Committee maintains a Geodetic Program where members help to verify the accuracy of reference points established on the surface of the earth by local, state, and national agencies.  Maintenance and preservation of these marks is of utmost importance to users of the net and NGSD.  Recognizing that many valuable geodetic marks are destroyed by construction, new roads, erosion, or for other causes, our job is to locate each of these marks and report their condition together with any changes in the directions needed to locate them.


PBSPS Members can volunteer for participation or report a candidate chart update item to the local Cooperative Charting Chairperson: co-op-charting@palmbeachsps.org  


Pictured below are some of Palm Beach Sail and Power Squadron's past activities on behalf of this important civic service program.




CoOp Charting with Cliff, Alan & Nancy                       CoOp Charting Crew

Bill & Jim check out a new marina

          Jones Creek - on way back                    Scott, Hank, Les on Johns Creek

                        Report "H"                                               Report "G"

Reports to NOAA to update  the Intracoastal Waterway Charts

          Checking on a Navaid                      Scott Clinton Awards at District Conference

   Bend in Intracoastal from Jupiter Light                 Captain Jim of the Vigilant

Members who have who have done field work and submitted reports include:
Paul Blanchard, Phil Bouckaert, Scott Clinton, Bill Eldridge, Dick Finn, Alan Konzelman, John Litwinka,  Les McWhorter, Jim Miles, Ed & Joyce Newman, Jim Palmer, Al Shemo, Ben Swanka, Hank Resch, Cliff Scholz and John Worssam.