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For questions or comments on the National Weather Service's marine weather program contact:

National Weather Service 
Marine Program Leader W/OS21 
1325 East West Highway 
Silver Spring, MD 20910
Webpages, Dissemination, 
GMDSS, SafetyNet, NAVTEX, Radiofax, Tsunami 
Tim Rulon 
301-713-1677 x128 
301-713-1520 FAX  
Marine Feedback
General Inquiries VACANT
301-713-1677 x103 
301-713-1520 FAX 
Coastal Weather, 
Great Lakes,
New Product Development
Wayne Weeks 
301-713-1677 x129 
301-713-1520 FAX 
Tropical Storms 
Scott Kiser 
301-713-1677 x121 
301-713-1520 FAX 
Tropical Storms, 
Coastal Flooding, 
Rip Currents 
Tim Schott 
301-713-1677 x122 
301-713-1520 FAX 
New Product Development 
301-713-1677 x111 
301-713-1520 FAX 
Forecaster Training
Richard May 
301-713-1677 x127 
301-713-1520 FAX 
Deborah Jones 
301-713-1677 x124 
301-713-1520 FAX 

Jenifer Rhoades
301-713-1677 x102 
301-713-1520 FAX 

Chris Alex
301-713-1858 x171 
301-713-1520 FAX 

New Program Development
David Green
301-713-3557 x172 
301-713-1520 FAX 
Volunteer Observing Ship Program National Weather Service
Voluntary Observing Ship Operations Manager
John Wasserman
NDBC Bldg #1100
Stennis Space Center, MS 39529
228-688-3153 (FAX)
Volunteer Observing Ship Program National Weather Service
Voluntary Observing Ship Technical Lead
Robert "Luke" Luke
NDBC Bldg #1100
Stennis Space Center, MS 39529
228-688-3153 (FAX)

For questions of an operational nature relating to near shore and coastal forecasts, contact your local National Weather Service Forecast Office. Numbers for local  forecast offices may be found in the telephone directory white/blue pages under "United States Government"; "Commerce Department"; "National Weather Service". Many offices offer numbers with recorded local and marine forecasts. Most coastal offices maintain a "marine desk" which can respond to specific inquires on marine related weather issues.

For questions on the National Weather Service's highseas or offshore marine forecasts (except offshore forecasts in the Gulf of Mexico and Tropical Atlantic) of an operational nature contact:

David Feit, W/NP41
National Weather Service
Ocean Prediction Center (formally the Marine Prediction Center)
5200 Auth Road
Camp Springs, MD 20746
301-763-8000 x7401 
301-763-8592, 301-763-8085 (FAX)

For questions on the National Weather Service's tropical marine, hurricane and offshore forecasts in the Gulf of Mexico and Tropical Atlantic, of an operational nature contact, :

Chief TAFB
National Weather Service
Tropical Prediction Center
11691 Southwest 17th St.
Miami, FL 33165-2149
305-229-4425 (24hr)
305-553-1264 (FAX)

For questions on GMDSS licensing and equipment carriage requirements contact :

Federal Communications Commission
202-418-2643 (FAX)

For questions or comments on U.S. Coast Guard communications of a general nature contact:

Commandant (G-SCT-2) 
U.S. Coast Guard 
Washington, D.C. 20593-0001 
202-475-3927 (FAX)

For questions relating to operational USCG broadcasts, contact the relevant USCG communications station:

U.S. Coast Guard 
Commander CAMSLANT 
4720 Douglas A Munro Rd. 
Chesapeake, VA 23322 
800-742-8519 (Toll Free) 
757-421-6268 (24 Hr) 
757-421-6255 (FAX) (Operational Specialist)
U.S. Coast Guard 
Commander CAMSPAC 
17000 Sir Francis Drake Blvd. 
P.O. Box 560 
Pt. Reyes Station, CA 94956-0560 
877-662-4636 (Toll Free) 
415-669-2096 (FAX)
U.S. Coast Guard 
Commander COMMSTA Kodiak 
P.O. Box 190017 
Kodiak, AK 99619-0017 
907-487-5778 (24 Hr) 
907-487-5517 (FAX) 

For operational questions relating to the radiofax broadcast from Honolulu, HI contact:

(Hawaii - radiofax only) 
Tim Rulon 
National Weather Service 
301-713-1677 x 128  
301-713-1520 (FAX)

For operational questions relating to major systems outages affecting multiple NWS products contact:

Please be as specific with your question as possible and provide such information as system affected, product name, web address, etc.

Systems Operations Center
National Weather Service 
1325 East West Highway 
Silver Spring, MD 20910 
301-587-1773 (FAX) 

For Historic Weather and Satellite Data Contact:

National Climatic Data Center 
151 Patton Avenue, room 120 
Asheville, NC 28801-5001 
828-271-4876 (FAX)

For Historic Oceanographic Data Contact:

National Oceanographic Data Center 
User Services 
SSMC3, 4th Floor 
1315 East West Highway 
Silver Spring, MD 20910-3282 
301-713-3302 (FAX)

For questions on the NWS Tsunami Warning Program, contact the appropriate Tsunami Warning Center. 
West Coast and Alaska Tsunami Warning Center (WC/ATWC) 
910 South Felton St. 
Palmer, AK 99645 
907-745-6071 (FAX)
Charles McCreery 
Pacific Tsunami Warning Center (PTWC) 
91-270 Fort Weaver Rd. 
Ewa Beach, HI 96706-2928 
808-689-8207 x301
808-689-4543 (FAX)

For general questions or historical tsunami information contact:

Dr. Laura S. L. Kong, Director
International Tsunami Information Center 
737 Bishop St. Suite 2200 
Honolulu, HI 96813-3213 
808-532-5576 (FAX)

For tide and tidal current predictions, real time, and historic information contact:

Tom Kendrick, Todd Ehret 
NOAA, National Ocean Service 
OPSD, User Services, N/OPS3 
Attn: Tidal Predictions 
1305 East-West Highway 
Silver Spring, MD 20910-3281 
301-713-4500 FAX

For questions on International Ice Patrol Products and Services contact:

Commander International Ice Patrol 
1082 Shennecossett Rd. 
Groton, CT 06340 
860-441-2773 FAX 

For questions on National Ice Center Products and Services contact:

National Ice Center 
Federal Building #4 
4251 Suitland Rd.
Washington D.C. 20395 
301-457-5303 x 236 

For questions on Alaskan Ice and SST Products Contact:

Kathleen Cole 
National Weather Service 
6930 Sandlake Rd. 
Anchorage, AK 99502-1845 
907-266-5188 (FAX)

For questions on Sea Surface Temperature (SST) and Gulf Stream products available on the web, visit our Frequently Asked Questions webpage.

For questions on U.S. Navy maritime safety and readiness contact:

Command Duty Officer
9141 3rd Ave.
Norfolk, VA 23511

National Weather Service
Office of Climate, Weather, and Water Services
Marine and Coastal Weather Services Branch (W/OS21)
Last modified: Sep 12, 2008
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