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For questions or comments on the National Weather Service's Marine Weather Program, contact:
National Weather Service
Marine, Tropical and Tsunami Services Branch W/AFS26
1325 East West Highway
Silver Spring, MD 20910

Branch Chief

Greg Schoor

Tropical Cyclone Program Leader

Jessica Schauer

Tropical Cyclone Program 

Jessica Fieux
850-778-1614 (Google voice)

Marine Program Leader 

Melinda Bailey 

Webpages, METAREA Coordinator, GMDSS, Radiofax, FTPMAIL 

Wayne Presnell 
301-713-1520 FAX 
Marine Feedback

Coastal Weather, Great Lakes, 
Ice, New Product Development, Offshore, High Seas and Outreach

Wayne Weeks 
301-713-1520 FAX 

Rip Currents and Beach Hazards Program, 
Webpages, Marine Forecaster Training, Publications, Outreach

John F Kuhn 
301-713-1520 FAX

Tsunami Program Manager


Tsunami Program Coordinator, NTHMP Administrator, TsunamiReady

Sarah Rogowski 
(801) 524-7907

Physical Science


Volunteer Observing Ship Program

National Weather Service
Voluntary Observing Ship Program Manager
Michael Potochney

Volunteer Observing Ship Program

National Weather Service
NDBC Bldg #1100
Stennis Space Center, MS 39529
228-688-3153 (FAX)
For questions of an operational nature relating to near shore and coastal forecasts, contact your local National Weather Service Forecast Office. Many offices offer recorded local and marine forecasts. Most coastal offices maintain a "marine desk" which can respond to specific inquires on marine related weather issues.

For questions on the National Weather Service's high seas or offshore marine forecasts (except offshore forecasts in the Gulf of Mexico and Tropical Atlantic) of an operational nature contact:
National Weather Service
Ocean Prediction Center
5830 University Research Ct  Room: 4644
College Park, MD 20740
301-683-1520  (24hr)
301-683-1545 (FAX)
For questions on the National Weather Service's tropical marine, hurricane and offshore forecasts in the Gulf of Mexico and Tropical Atlantic, of an operational nature, contact:
Chief TAFB
National Weather Service
National Hurricane Center
11691 Southwest 17th St.
Miami, FL 33165-2149
305-229-4425 (24hr)
305-553-1264 (FAX)
For questions on GMDSS licensing and equipment carriage requirements contact:
Federal Communications Commission
202-418-2643 (FAX)
For questions or comments on U.S. Coast Guard communications of a general nature contact:
Commandant (G-SCT-2) 
U.S. Coast Guard 
Washington, D.C. 20593-0001 
202-475-3927 (FAX)
For questions relating to operational USCG broadcasts, including QSL reports/requests, contact the relevant USCG communications station:
U.S. Coast Guard 
Communications Command (COMMCOM) 
4720 Douglas A Munro Rd. 
Chesapeake, VA 23322 
800-742-8519 (Toll Free) 
For operational questions relating to the radiofax broadcast from Honolulu, HI contact:
(Hawaii - radiofax only) 
Elizabeth Vickery, Regional Operations Service Meteorologist

Environmental Scientific and Services Division, National Weather Service Pacific Region Headquarters 

For operational questions relating to major systems outages affecting multiple NWS products contact (Please be as specific with your question as possible and provide such information as system affected, product name, web address, etc.):
Telecommunications Operations Center
National Weather Service 
1325 East West Highway 
Silver Spring, MD 20910 
For Historic Weather and Satellite Data Contact:
National Center for Environmental Information (formerly known as the National Climatic Data Center) 
151 Patton Avenue, room 120 
Asheville, NC 28801-5001 
828-271-4876 (FAX)
For Historic Oceanographic Data Contact:
National Oceanographic Data Center 
User Services 
SSMC3, 4th Floor 
1315 East West Highway 
Silver Spring, MD 20910-3282 
301-713-3302 (FAX)
For questions about the NWS Tsunami Warning Centers, contact the appropriate center:
National Tsunami Warning Center 
910 South Felton St. 
Palmer, AK 99645 
907-745-6071 (FAX)
Pacific Tsunami Warning Center  
1845 Wasp Boulevard, Building 176  
Honolulu, HI 96818  
808-725-6332 (FAX)
For general questions about tsunamis in the Pacific Ocean contact:
International Tsunami Information Center 
1845 Wasp Boulevard, Building 176 
Honolulu, HI 96818 
For general questions about tsunamis in the Caribbean region contact:

International Tsunami Information Center - Caribbean Office  

c/o Puerto Rico Seismic Network

259 Boulevard Alfonso Vald�s, Building D 
Mayag�ez, PR 00680 
787-833-8433, 787-265-5452 
787-265-1684 (FAX)
For tide and tidal current predictions, real time, and historic information contact:
Todd Ehret 
NOAA, National Ocean Service 
OPSD, User Services, N/OPS3 
Attn: Tidal Predictions 
1305 East-West Highway 
Silver Spring, MD 20910-3281 
301-713-4500 FAX
For questions on International Ice Patrol Products and Services contact:
Commander International Ice Patrol 
1 Chelsea St 
New London, CT 06320 
860-271-2773 FAX
For questions on National Ice Center Products and Services contact:
National Ice Center 
Federal Building #4 
4251 Suitland Rd.
Washington D.C. 20395 
301-457-5303 x 236
For questions on Alaskan Ice and SST Products Contact:
NWS Alaska Sea Ice Program (Staffed daily 6:30am to 3:30pm) 
National Weather Service 
6930 Sandlake Rd. 
Anchorage, AK 99502-1845 
907-266-5182 (FAX)
For questions on Sea Surface Temperature (SST) and Gulf Stream products available on the web, visit our Frequently Asked Questions webpage.
To contact the U.S. Maritime Administration
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