What is BIS?

The Applied Physics Laboratory at the University of Washington is building a prototype Boater Information System, or BIS, to help boaters access the best weather and oceanographic information for Puget Sound waterways.

BIS will give sailors, power boaters, kayakers, fishermen, windsurfers, and kite boarders their own web portal tailored to their selected information needs.

BIS will be destination-driven so boaters can plan trips with information specific to where they're going.

They'll have vital trip / cruise planning / safety / destination information that's convenient and easy-to-use.

BIS will deliver over the Web new high-resolution weather forecasting tools, designed specifically for boaters, and based on state-of-the-art weather models, plus current weather and historical observations.




Funded by Washington Sea Grant Program
The Applied Physics Laboratory at the University of Washington is a world premiere center for research, development,
and advanced education in science and engineering. www.apl.washington.edu


APL-UW owns all proprietary rights to a boater information system (BIS), but will make BIS readily available for public use.