Do you know how to read a nautical chart? It might be more challenging than you think. NOAA’s National Ocean Service has created a nautical chart challenge that mariners of any skill level can take a crack at. The challenge offers basic chart knowledge followed by a 15-step quiz. All questions pertain to reading a chart (provided) and “navigating” a portion of the Florida Keys. The answers are provided so you can see how you fared.
The mission of the National Ocean Service, according to its web site, is “to provide science-based solutions through collaborative partnerships to address evolving economic, environmental, and social pressures on our oceans and coasts.” Their educational arm works with students and educators to increase the knowledge of oceans, coasts and climate.
Take the Nautical Chart Challenge here and see how you do!