Engineering, Reporting & Analysis Committee (ERAC)

Next in-person Meeting

March 14, 2024
Lexington, Kentucky

As one of NASBLA's policy committees, ERAC ...

  • Takes on targeted research questions. Over the years, ERAC teams have analyzed incident report data and other boating-related statistics to try to identify risk factors, patterns and trends;
  • Works in partnership with the States, the U.S. Coast Guard, and other key agencies and organizations in the recreational boating community to improve the criteria, processes and training associated with reporting, collecting, entering and using incident data;
  • On behalf of the States, and in the interest of uniformity and shared understanding, collaborates with the Coast Guard to clarify reporting criteria and procedures;
  • Identifies and examines boating safety program and equipment design efforts that could mitigate risk factors identified through the committee's analyses;
  • Monitors and interacts with other NASBLA committees and panels, and relevant subcommittees and panels of other entities like NBSAC and ABYC, to stay informed about projects of mutual interest--not only to add value to our committee products, but also to determine how we can effectively serve as a resource to them;
  • Is the NASBLA policy committee responsible for building and maintaining the Lighthouse,

Committee Chair
Executive Board Liaison

Committee Staff