Summit 2017 Presentations
NOAA Small Boat Summit 2017
The NOAA Small Boat Summit was held in September 2017, at the David Skaggs Research Center in Boulder, Colorado. The main topic was to introduce the 4th edition of the Small Boat Standards and Procedures Manual.
A total of 64 NOAA personnel attending, including the Small Boat Safety Board, Small Boat Program Office, Vessel Program Coordinators, Vessel Operations Coordinators, and waterfront personnel. Keynote speakers were: Dr David Quivey, Director, NOAA Environmental, Safety and Sustainability Office; and Mr Gary Reisner, Deputy Assistant Administrator, OMAO.
The historical agenda is available here:. Additionally, a summary of the 2017 Summit is available here: .
The presentations given during the Summit have been posted here for ongoing reference.
The GAR for boat ops at PIFSC is currently a test model, intended to further defines risk categories for each element within the GAR. This approach removes subjectivity during the daily GAR assessment by providing a pre-determined baseline of risk thresholds. It's important to note that the narratives in the boxes are not indended to list all risks a boat/mission might encounter. Instead, the narriatives are risk thresholds, and the boxes describes the breakpoint where the mission team has determined the risk level has increased.
- The GAR for animal handling at PIFSC is used to further define risk catgories for each element within the GAR. The naratives in the boxes provide pre-determined risk thresholds that describe the breakpoints when risk level has increased.
At the end of the Summit, the Small Boat Safety Board and Small Boat Program asked for feedback. The response summary is linked below.
Note: The OMAO website only allows PDF documents to be uploaded. Email the SBP.XO@noaa.gov for editable copies of example documents and templates.