Lighthouse Alerts


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The Lighthouse was imagined and developed by NASBLA's Engineering, Reporting and Analysis Committee (ERAC). Members began with their vision of a place where a community of seafarers could gathernot only to find valuable nuggets of information, but also to help each other through the sometimes-rough waters of collecting, understanding, and applying recreational boating data. The Lighthouse and its contents continued to evolve, as did the entire NASBLA website. In recent years, there has been a proliferation of online knowledge and learning tools across the association, notably with the addition of a number of NASBLA Connect communities and libraries and eLearning opportunities.

In light of these changes, an ERAC charge team has begun the big task of reassessing the entire Lighthouse platform and its contents with an eye toward enhancing access to and use of the committee's products. They'll be seeking user--and potential user--feedback in the weeks ahead .... but if you have immediate thoughts about the usefulness of the current site or if you just want to share what you most need in the way of information, data or analyses to do your job, head over to the Give Us Your Input portal.


Start your Tour of the Lighthouse

Get Equipped is a great place to begin. We shine a light on guidance for the collection and review of incident report and other recreational boating data and tools and templates that can give you a head start on some common analysis tasks.

On The Horizon
alerts you to developments in recreational boating incident reporting, policy and regulatory actions and calls for public comment, upcoming meetings, and product releases.

The Lighthouse Discussion Forum in the Lighthouse Community (via NASBLA Connect) is a place where you can talk about projects under way by your peers and ask questions as you conduct your work.

The Lighthouse Library in the Lighthouse Community (via NASBLA Connect) is one of the places in Connect where you can find more reports, project findings, web links, and other resources that will give you the background and backup you need for your projects.

Give Us Your Input is the place to drop off your feedback on your experiences with this website and give input to future committee projects and online developments. We’ll keep watch.

Finally, take a walk Portside. Stop in for a tour of the USS ERAC and you'll be directed to our float plan--the recent and upcoming charges of the committee that built and maintains the Lighthouse.

page last updated Dec. 14, 2021

The NASBLA Lighthouse

Guiding you through recreational boating data and research challenges ... Alerting you to issues affecting your work ... Shining a light on successful practices ...

On the Horizon
Lighthouse Discussion Forum
Get Equipped
Lighthouse Library
Give Us Your Input