Jeppesen will contribute to ocean-awareness journey

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Jeppesen Marine is providing advanced navigational software and C-Map Max Pro cartography to the Around the Americas voyage, a 13-month expedition that is helping raise awareness of critical ocean health issues.

The 64-foot sailboat, Ocean Watch, is visiting 31 ports in 11 countries on its 24,217-nautical mile, yearlong journey. The expedition is scheduled to depart Seattle next month and return there sometime in July 2010. The planned route will take the Ocean Watch through the Northwest Passage, down the United States East Coast, around Cape Horn and up the United States West Coast.

The project is a joint venture of Seattle's Pacific Science Center, the University of Washington's Applied Physics Lab and Sailors for the Sea. In addition to face-to-face meetings and discussions with educators, scientists and the media at each of the scheduled port stops, organizers will provide voyage updates through Web-based field reports and create bilingual educational materials available free to classrooms, afterschool programs and homes. A film and book about the expedition are also planned.

"We're honored to play a role in this important expedition and proud that our electronic charts will be used to help guide the crew of the Ocean Watch," said Michelle Buckalew, senior marketing manager for Jeppesen Marine, in a statement. "On this ambitious voyage for environmental education, these sailors will navigate remote waters rarely encountered by boaters."

The crew will be navigating using Jeppesen Marine Nobeltec Admiral Max Pro navigation software operating C-Map Max Pro cartography. Some of the features of this electronic chart platform include the ability to overlay real-time and 10-day weather forecasts onto the charts, Virtual World 3-D display for detailed three-dimensional presentations of land and sea contours, and 2-D and 3-D satellite photo overlays. This system also provides instant online access to Notice to Mariner chart changes on a weekly basis.

For information on the Around the Americas expedition, and to follow the journey as it unfolds, click here.

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