Every year Ocean Navigator gives the Chuck Husick Marine Technology Award to an innovative marine product that makes voyaging better and easier. Chuck was an esteemed writer and contributing editor for Ocean Navigator who made a big impact on the marine world with his articles, his ideas and his advocacy for new marine capabilities via the Radio Technical Commission for Maritime (RTCM).
Our panel (see list below) has nominated a slate of products. Let's look at the product nominees for this year's award:
Vesper Marine Coretex – An innovative system approach to AIS and boat monitoring
Sat2Chart – A software program for converting satellite images to nautical charts
Simrad RS40-B AIS VHF – An AIS-equipped VHF radio that can send and receive AIS positions
OCENS OneMail ver. 3 – Satellite email service allows access to all email accounts at once
Lithionics lithium ion batteries and regulators – Highly capacity, fast recharge batteries
Stay tuned — the 2019 Husick Award winner will be announced soon!
The 2019 Chuck Husick Marine Technology Award panel:
Ben Ellison – marine electronics expert and owner of Panbo.com
Ellen Massey Leonard – circumnavigator and marine writer
Steve D’Antonio – marine systems consultant, writer, photographer and ABYC Master Technician
Dave McCampbell – former naval officer and current liveaboard voyager
Bill Morris – circumnavigator and marine author
Alex Agnew – voyager and publisher of Ocean Navigator;
Tim Queeney – editor of ON