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New BOM site for mariners

25 November 2014

MarineLite now available for internet users using satellite, or in marginal mobile coverage areas.

The Bureau of Meteorology has developed a new web page designed for mariners, such as those on cruising yachts and commercial vessels, whose offshore access is limited to satellite internet communication channels only, or in areas of marginal mobile phone coverage.

The new web page, called ‘MarineLite’, will present High Seas, Coastal and Local Waters forecasts and warnings in a simple text-only format, making them both faster and affordable.

Each MarineLite product version is designed to be less than 4Kb in size - 95 per cent lighter than the same webpages on the Bureau’s main website.

Visit www.bom.gov.au/marine/lite

 

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