Variety of marine resources used for classes and research
American Association of Port Authorities – Alliance of the Ports of Canada, the Caribbean, Latin America, and the United States
Bowditch – The American Practical Navigator (2003)
U.S. Coast Pilot (All regions – Downloadable PDF’s)
CFR’s – Code of Federal Regulations 33 – Navigation
CFR’s – Code of Federal Regulations 46 – Shipping
Historical Chart Collection – This collection contains over 21,000 [navigational] Maps and Charts ranging from the year 1747 to 2001
Historical Map & Chart Collection – Over 1,000 historical charts available. The David Rumsey historical map collection has over 50,000 maps and images online that can be searched from the website home page. The collection focuses on rare 18th and 19th century North American and South American maps and other cartographic materials.
International Code of Signals – Signal Flag Systems, 1800 to date
Live Ships Map – AIS – Watch live ship traffic globally
Marine Accident Reports – The NTSB issues an accident report following the investigation. These reports are available online for reports issued since 1996, with older reports coming online soon.
Mariners’ Alerting and Reporting Scheme (MARS) – A database of accidents (and near misses) reported without fear of identification or litigation run by The Nautical Institute. The MARS database is a valuable risk assessment, work planning, loss prevention tool and training aid for crew and management.
National Maritime Center – United States Coast Guard
National Ocean Services – NOAA
NOAA – Nautical Charts (Downloadable PDF’s)
Search and Rescue Satellite Aided Tracking (SARSAT) – NOAA
The Society of Naval Architects and Marine Engineers - Search the Technical Papers from The International Community for Maritime and Ocean Professionals
Women’s International Shipping and Trading Association – an international organization for women in management positions involved in the maritime transportation business and related trades worldwide
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