Are you ready to raise your weather IQ?
Every sailor understands the importance of weather. But how many of us over-use weather apps when we know there is so much more to the art and science of weather forecasting? ASA co-founder Peter Isler and legendary sailing meteorologist Chris Bedford have created a new online school, Marine Weather University (MWU) to help sailors build that crucial foundation and hone their weather skills.
Marine Weather University is designed to help you further your knowledge of weather - tailored to a marine focus. Classes cover a variety of essential topics employing a combination of lectures, quizzes and resource material. Students can pose questions to the instructors. Full courses are configured to provide a well rounded education so you have the tools to really understand what you can see on the water, in the sky and on the internet. Marine Weather University is a collaboration of veteran sailing meterologist, Chris Bedford and world-class sailor and best selling author, Peter Isler. All classes are online - students have 24/7 access.
Chris Bedford’s career has spanned decades where he has provided his expertise to the best sailors in the world. America’s Cups, around the World Races, Olympics, oceanic Record attempts – Chris has done it all. He is a recognized leader in his industry and was the youngest person to ever receive the American Meteorological Societies “Certified Consulting Meteorologist” status. His engaging teaching style and wry sense of humor make him a popular speaker in the field. Chris has created a unique curriculum designed for sailors that is at a “university” level. Learning through Chris’ lectures and MWU’s course materials, students will gain a strong understanding of the fundamentals that drive our weather and discover when it is better to put down their smartphone and open their eyes. MWU features a series of single classes and full-length courses that allow students to go as deep as they want into their study of marine weather. Everything is online and available 24/7 so students can learn at their own schedule.
A Sample of Marine Weather University's Curriculum
Check out the special free Marine Weather University mini-course: “The Forecast Funnel”! Learn how a meteorologist approaches the process of making a weather forecast – starting with the ‘big picture’ and not ‘stampeding’ to the weather models.