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Sailors for the Sea
To raise awareness of marine environmental issues
The non-profit organization Sailors for the Sea (SfS) educates and empowers the boating community to protect and restore our oceans and coastal waters. As a direct result of his work on the Pew Oceans Commission, SfS was founded by David Rockefeller, Jr. to galvanize the sailing and boating community around ocean health issues.
Sailors for the Sea works with many organizations to leverage the effectiveness of our projects and programs – this includes the 2009 release of a powerful new documentary film co-sponsored by SfS entitled A Sea Change, which focuses on ocean acidification. Sailors for the Sea is also a co-supporter of the Around the Americas expedition, which is circumnavigating North and South America by sail to raise awareness of ocean conservation issues.
Additionally, Sailors for the Sea has three core programs – the nationwide Clean Regattas program assists and certifies yacht clubs and regatta organizers as providing clean events that minimize impacts upon our oceans. The web-based Ocean Watch program provides essays on current ocean conservation issues as well as resources for further information and engagement with stewardship activities. SfS is developing the strategic plan for the Certified Sea Friendly program which will create a voluntary, LEED-style certification program to transform the marine manufacturing industry and make the construction, maintenance and operation of vessels more environmentally friendly.
Pacific Science Center
To inspire discovery in math, science and technology
Pacific Science Center, located under the arches near the Space Needle in Seattle, features five buildings of hands-on science exhibits, two IMAX® theaters, laser light shows and a planetarium. Established in 1962, the mission of the Pacific Science Center is to inspire discovery and a lifelong interest in math, science and technology. The Center reaches one million people throughout the Pacific Northwest each year.
The Tiffany & Co. Foundation
Responsibility to the greater community
Throughout our history, community service has been as much a part of Tiffany as customer service, quality and craftsmanship. The Foundation allows us to fulfill our role as stewards of this great legacy, which has long been dedicated to strengthening and protecting our cultural and natural resources. Our environmental conservation program protects natural resources and furthers the appreciation of these resources for the integral role they play, both in the surrounding communities, but also as a part of broader, essential ecosystems.
Adding Vitality to life
Unilever’s mission is to add Vitality to life. We meet everyday needs for nutrition, hygiene and personal care with brands that help people feel good, look good and get more out of life.
Unilever is one of the world’s leading suppliers of fast moving consumer goods with strong local roots in more than 100 countries across the globe. Its portfolio includes some of the world’s best known and most loved brands including thirteen €1 billion brands and global leadership in many categories in which the company operates. The portfolio features brand icons such as Lipton, Knorr, Hellmann’s, Dove, Rexona and Omo.
Unilever has around 174,000 employees in approaching 100 countries and generated annual sales of €40 billion in 2008. For more information, please visit http://www.unilever.com.
The Osberg Family Trust
A Pacific Northwest family foundation
The Rockefeller Family
Advocates for environmental protection
For almost forty years, the Rockefeller Family has worked at the cutting edge of advocacy in such areas as environmental protection, advancing the economic rights of women, and helping citizens hold public and private institutions accountable for their actions. The Family is best known for its creative and leveraged grantmaking, its role as a catalyst in the nonprofit as well as the funding communities, and its record of public policy innovation.
Joint Institute for the Study of the Atmosphere and Ocean
A leader in the environmental sciences
The Joint Institute for the Study of the Atmosphere and Ocean is a Cooperative Institute between the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration and the University of Washington that fosters collaborative research on a broad range of global and regional topics of concern and interest to the public. JISAO’s mission and educational and research goals are closely aligned with those of NOAA and UW.
MIT Sea Grant College Program
Promoting a sustainable marine environment and economy
MIT Sea Grant is one of a network of 30 Sea Grant programs, funded by NOAA, and located in the coastal and Great Lakes states. Through a combination of research, education, and outreach, MIT Sea Grant works to promote a sustainable marine environment and economy in Massachusetts, the nation, and the world.
NASA S’COOL Project
Students’ Cloud Observations On-Line
S’COOL – Students’ Cloud Observations On-Line – is a project which involves school children in real science, sponsored by the National Aeronautics and Space Administration. They provide ground truth measurements to assist in the validation of the CERES instrument. They can also compare the surface- and space-based observations to learn more about clouds and climate.
University of Washington Applied Physics Laboratory
Research, development and advanced education in science and engineering
Scientists from the Applied Physics Lab of the University of Washington make important contributions to understanding the earth’s climate cycles with satellite and in situ sensing of ocean winds, currents, and air-sea fluxes; observations of Arctic sea ice, its variations and effects on mid-latitude oceans; and ocean tomography that reveals how the abyssal ocean mixes and sequesters carbon. APL-UW continues to lead research in the basic and applied physics of sound—from sonars used to probe the geology of the deep ocean floor to hand-held high-frequency focused ultrasound devices to image and stop internal bleeding without surgery.
University of Washington Center for Environmental Visualization
Environmental modeling with applied technologies
The Center for Environmental Visualization promotes new information technologies and advanced interfaces which integrate ocean research with geo-science education at the College of Ocean and Fishery Sciences,University of Washington, by combining environmental modeling with applied technologies such as scientific visualization, virtual reality, interactive multimedia and Web development.
Antal Marine Equipment
Antal Marine Equipment sells the finest in boating harware including clutches, ball bearing cars, blocks, “t” tracks sliders, winches and accessories.
Quality electrical products for marine use
Blue Sea Systems provides the highest quality electrical products for marine use including distribution panels, automatic charging relays, metering accessories, fuse blocks, bus bars and panel accessories.
Creator of the floats
Marine supplies since 1928
We have everything you need for your boat. Anchor and dock supplies, clothing, dinghies, galley heaters, hardware, fasteners, instruments and navigation, paint, plumbing, pumps, resin, safety, steering and engine controls, tools, trailers, ventilation products and much more. It’s easy to shop online so visit our web site for all your boating needs.
Freeborn Concepts LLC
Reliable high and low tech solutions
If you need serious high tech professional IT assistance with your network, home computer or laptop – contact Les. With over 25 years of experience, Les Valsquier is a seasoned computer veteran. He specializes in networking, wireless, security, configuration and disaster recovery from viruses or spyware.
Hasse & Company, Port Townsend Sails
Port Townsend Sails
Port Townsend Sails is a small loft specializing in cruising sails. We make roller furling sails, hanked-on sails, mainsails, storm sails and light air sails. We incorporate traditional sailmaking techniques with performance design, and all our sails are designed and constructed in our Port Townsend loft. We encourage you to call us to talk about your boat and your cruising plans. This helps us know you and understand your sail inventory needs.
Specializing in diesel engines and generators
From complete overhauls to repowers and new installations. GE, Northern Lights/Lugger, Scania, Mitsubishi, Cummins, Onan, John Deere, Yanmar, Caterpillar, EMD, ALCO, Detroit Diesel, Volvo, Kohler, as well as Mercury Marine and other brands. Our team of mechanics are expert professionals, with knowledge and skill you can only get from many years of experience. Our parts department staff are some of the best in the business and ship all over the world.
Protective gear for survival and sport
We provide high quality, protective technical gear for work survival and sport. We work and play in the harshest environments on the planet to learn what’s needed to create the best performance gear possible. We work closely with people who work and/or play outdoors more days than they are indoors to continuously optimize the technology and design of our products.
Boat and fleet tracking via the Internet
iBoattrack web service offers thre formats to track boats using the Internet. Race Tracking is typically for offshore middle-distance to long-distance yacht races. Cruising Boat tracking has enabled a new network experience. Friends and family are comforted to observe the location of their wanderers. Each boat has its own dedicated, interactive web page “mapper” with photos of the boat and updated news clips. The Work Boats format is used by commercial fleets to keep track of their offshore assets including but not limited to: barges, tugboats, ferries, cruise ships, and supply vessels. The web access is reserved for company officials who use a secure login and password.
International Seakeepers Society
Promoting the restoration and protection of the world’s oceans
Members of The International SeaKeepers Society recognize the ocean’s critical importance to the life of our planet and are deeply committed to finding real-world solutions to the problems now plaguing our seas. SeaKeepers believe passionately that the best way to protect the sea, and ourselves, is by providing the best possible information to the scientists and resource managers who ultimately will guide us in the years ahead.
Critical voice and data services
Iridium Satellite LLC is the only MSS company offering gap-free, pole-to-pole coverage over the entire globe. The Iridium constellation of low-earth orbiting (LEO) cross-linked satellites provides critical voice and data services for areas not served by other communication networks. Iridium serves commercial markets through a worldwide network of hundreds of distributors, and provides services to the U.S. Department of Defense, and other U.S. and international government agencies. The company’s customers represent a broad spectrum of industry, including maritime, aeronautical, government/defense, public safety, utilities, oil/gas, mining, forestry, heavy equipment and transportation.
Transforming the way the world moves
Jeppesen Marine offers navigational chart information that changes continually. C-Map vector-based charts offer unrivaled navigational detail and are compatible with most brands of chart plotters and PC-based navigation systems. Club Jeppesen Marine provides the most inexpensive and convenient way to update charts and buy hard-to-find marine reference and educational course materials. Jeppesen’s PC-Planner software creates pre-plan trip routes using any PC as a virtual marine electronic chart plotter. Jeppesen’s highly acclaimed cartography and software make it easy to chart the best possible course for your voyage.
Ultimate boating control
Lewmar’s product range had grown significantly over the past several years. Yet each product we engineer and market – from steering and anchoring systems to winches, hatches, hardware, and bow thrusters – is focused on empowering boaters with a greater sense of control over their craft. When performance and control are critical, always look to Lewmar.
LED navigation lights
Lopolight is proud to offer a complete range of LED marine navigation lights. With a lifetime of at least 50,000 hours and a 5-year warranty, these award winning navigation lights are approved worldwide for all vessel types and lengths. Each fixture is a completely sealed unit with potted LEDs inside a machined aluminum housing making them not only elegant and rugged but vibration and waterproof as well (IP68).
Please visit http://www.euromarinetrading.com to find your local dealer.
The leader in electronic charts
We specialize in clearer charts for better navigation. Navionics electronic charts provide more information than paper charts and provide it on easy-to-use plug & play cartridges that work with the most popular chart plotters. Navionics works closely with the leading manufacturers of marine electronic plotters to provide the best electronic charts. Navionics charts are now a fundamental tool of navigation, featuring water depths, navaids, obstructions, and other information necessary for safe navigation.
Northern Lights / Lugger
Marine and land-based generator sets
Northern Lights / Lugger, is the premiere manufacturer of high quality marine and land-based generator sets and propulsion engines.
Rigging on land or sea
Northwest Rigging, the largest custom rigging shop in Washington, continues to provide customers with quality customer service and attention to detail. Roller furling, standing rigging and lifelines are our specialties. We also have over 40 trans-pacific voyages among our staff and can assist you in preparing your yacht for any voyage. Our mobile unit travels from Olympia to Blaine each week.
Large scale signs and murals
O’mega Graphics & Signs LLC is a custom and commercial sign shop that has been serving the greater Seattle area since its founding in 1962. Specializing in large scale digitally printed and hand painted signs and murals, Omega also provides signage to vast numbers of fishing vessels, pleasure craft, fleet vehicles, store fronts and a wide variety of other applications.
Solutions for human powered adventure
Based in Seattle, WA, Outdoor Research designs and manufactures functions solutions for human powered adventure. Outdoor Research offers technically innovative and superior Apparel, Headwear, Handwear, Gaiters, Storage and Shelter Systems. Product testing and high-quality construction is backed up with OR’s Infinite Guarantee®. In 2005, OR became the North American distributor for Exped, an innovative Swiss company with many ‘new classics’ in its line. Outdoor Research enthusiastically supports the outstanding conservation, access and educational efforts of a variety of organizations and encourages our customer to do the same.
Pacific Maritime Institute
Comprehensive training for seafarers
Pacific Maritime Institute is proud to have played a small part in the preparation of this voyage around the Americas.
PMI is dedicated to provide the most comprehensive theoretical and practical training for seafarers and is helping mariners advance and maintain their certifications. We strive to bring real shipboard experience and relevance to all of our courses. The Full mission ship and towing simulators provide a realistic hands-on experience for all our students and clients.
Customer satisfaction through attention to detail
Since 1978, Pinnacle Painting has been providing the highest quality in upper residential and commercial painting work. Our emphasis is always on superior performance with the goal of complete customer satisfaction. We take the time to make sure the job is done with the beauty and precision that you expect.
World leaders in marine electronics
Raymarine Inc. is dedicated to the design, manufacture and distribution of the highest quality marine electronic products and services to the worldwide recreational and light commercial markets. Whether it’s stand-alone units or fully integrated systems, Raymarine understands boating and what it takes to make it safer, easier and more enjoyable for everyone. Our commitment to the marine industry spans over 80 years of product development and boasts a comprehensive range of products from GPS chartplotters and VHF radios to HD Digital fishfinders, instruments, radar, autopilot, satellite television, software systems and more.
Remote Satellite Systems
A leader in maritime communications
Remote Satellite Systems, an industry leader in maritime satellite communications, provides hardware, software, and airtime solutions for all types of mariners, whether you’re a commercial shipping company, or a recreational sailor. We specialize in unique solutions for broadband, voice, data, and video streaming. We have been serving our customers since 1995.
Reno Law Offices
Miss Vi Reno has practiced admiralty and maritime law in the Pacific Northwest and Alaska for over 30 years. Named a “Superlawyer” of the year for many years, her practice focuses primarily on complex commercial matters.
The strongest name in rope
With more than 130 year’s experience, Samson is the worldwide leader of the cordage industry. Samson’s marine products such as mooring, barge, dredge and tug lines are used to tow and secure vessels throughout the world; competitive and recreational sailors and boaters everywhere use the company’s running rigging, anchor, and dock lines; and Samson’s commercial fishing products include net lines, purse lines, trawl lines, and crab ropes.
Selfsteering systems for sailboats
SCANMAR International is the world’s largest manufacturer of windvane selfsteering systems (Monitor, Auto-helm and Saye’s Rig) and emergency rudders for sailboats.
Seaview East Boatyard
Seattle’s premier boatyards
For over 35 years, Seaview Boatyards has provided customers with the finest in topside refinishing, fiberglass and gelcoat repairs, major refits, woodworking, rigging, commissioning, mechanical installations, custom metal fabrication, as well as complete marine restoration and maintenance services. Seaview Boatyards are located in Seattle and Bellingham, to serve your boatyard needs. Seaview Boatyards were the first boatyards in Washington State to install storm water filtration systems. These systems greatly reduce the discharge of copper and other pollutants into our marine waters. We’ve also adopted yard policies and best management practices that enhance the effectiveness of the treatment system. With everyone’s cooperation we can make a difference in the health of Puget Sound and other Northwest waters.
SSI Shredding Systems
Designing unique shredding solutions
Since its founding in 1980 SSI Shredding Systems has relentlessly extended the limits of shredding applications. SSI has designed, built and supported unique shredding solutions all over the world. We have thrived on a culture of innovation, continued improvement and sustainability, a corporate culture motivated by one recurring question: What needs shredding?
SSI employees, many of whom are avid sailors, applaud the efforts of Sailors for the Sea and the Around the Americas project.
Remote communications solutions
Stratos is the world’s trusted leader for vital communications. Stratos offers the most powerful and extensive portfolio of remote communications solutions including mobile and fixed satellite and microwave services. More than 20,000 customers use Stratos products and industry-leading value-added services to optimize communications performance. Stratos serves U.S. and international government, military, first responder, NGO, oil and gas, industrial, maritime, aeronautical, enterprise, and media users on seven continents and across the world’s oceans.
Sure Marine Service, Inc.
A wide range of marine products
Sure Marine offers a wide range of marine products including generators, heaters, cooking, air conditioning, propane and electrical equipment as well as battery systems.
Swedish Hospital – Ballard
Seattle’s largest non-profit health provider
The facility that is now Swedish/Ballard was the area’s first community hospital, founded in 1928. Ballard Community Hospital merged with Swedish in 1992. Now called Swedish/Ballard, the 163-bed community hospital features a childbirth center, a midwifery program, emergency department (E.D.), general surgery, addiction recovery services, outpatient cancer care, a women’s imaging center, rehabilitation (physical therapy), a new Community Health Medical Home primary-care clinic, and health education classes. Swedish is known as a regional referral center, providing specialized treatment in areas such as cardiovascular care, cancer care, neuroscience, orthopedics, high-risk obstetrics, pediatrics, organ transplantation and clinical research.
Warren Light Craft
Speed. Stability. Soul.
Escape and revel in a kayaking adventure with our ultra-light kayak, Little Wing. Fast yet stable, rugged with a distinctive look, Little Wing takes your breath away.
Winslow Life Raft
Your life is worth a Winslow
WINSLOW® LifeRaft Company builds the world’s best marine and aviation life rafts. WINSLOW Marine and Aviation Super-Light™ and Ultra-Light™ life rafts have been rated #1 in every independent life raft evaluation in which they have been included. At WINSLOW you are trusting us with your life. WINSLOW marine and aviation life rafts are built with only one thing in mind . . . to save your LIFE!™