Wednesday, January 16

BoatU.S. Offers New Online Course About How to Use AIS. See the Video

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In a move designed to improve safe boating, BoatU.S. is offering a new online course about how to use AIS, the Automatic Identification System that tracks boat movements on a radar-like screen display. The course, “AIS Electronics for Boaters – See and Be Seen on the Water,” was developed by the BoatUS Foundation for Boating Safety and Clean Water and the United States Power Squadrons.

The course is a blend of practical knowledge and technical know-how and is an easy way to get up to speed on AIS, the latest collision avoidance technology that is being used by more and more recreational boaters every year. AIS displays each boat’s unique identification, course and bearing and speed on a screen.

“The course is designed for boaters – not marine electronics technicians – and our online learning system makes it easy to learn at your own pace and from the comfort of your own PC or tablet,” said Amanda Suttles Perez, the Director of Education for the BoatUS Foundation.

For a limited time, the course is available for $15 by using the coupon code AIS 15 at You can find more information on all the Foundation’s courses at

Here’s a great video about the course, below.

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