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  1. Membership Plan Standard Features
  2. Oceantemp™ General Information
  3. Membership Service Pricing
  4. What sets us apart from the competition even to this Day?

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Membership Plan Features Overview

All Oceantemp™ memberships include the following standard features:

• Fully Interactive online "Oceanview" mapping/plotting chart Interface (View Sample)
• Charts updated minimum 2x per daily (weather permitting)
Fully Smart Phone and Tablet compatible with NO APPS NEEDED!

• Chart updates on weekends, holidays and overnight...

• Site Open 24/7 for Unlimited Member Use
• Redundancy in equipment & data feeds to ensure dependable service
• Site Open 24/7 for Unlimited Member Use
• No Daily/Weekly/Monthly Member Section Access Limits
• Fully compatable with all tablets and smart phone devices!
• Password/Username Retrieval System in case you forget you login info
• Unlimited Chart access, no weird zone or region restrictions
• Old Charts archived for two months
• Chlorophyll (ocean color/clarity) (updates 1x per day as weather permits)
• Charts are specially processed and displayed in High Definition to obtain utmost detail
• We make our own charts, we do not purchase pre-made junk from 3rd party sources
• Chart products are manufactured by us. NOT purchased like discount sites

LORAN coordinates on all NE and some MA chart products!


ATTENTION!  VERSION 1  (v.1.00) OF OUR NEW SMART PHONE/TABLET MAPPING INTERFACE WAS COMPLETED AS OF 2012. WE ARE WORKING ON VERSION 2 WHICH WILL INCLUDE NEW FEATURES.

 

REMEMBER! NO CONFUSING APPS TO PURCHASE, DOWNLOAD OR INSTALL WITH OCEANTEMP... JUST LOG IN FROM YOUR PHONE. TABLET OR SMART DEVICE... THATS IT... SIMPLE!


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Oceantemp™ General Information

In order to assist you with general Oceantemp™ information requests, we have compiled commonly asked questions below. Simply click the topic links below for the area of information containing your interest. If you do not find the answer to your question below, please feel free to contact us.

  1. For sample maps of our current season, please click here.Why are SST charts important?
  2. How can SST (Sea Surface Temperature) charts help?
  3. About NOAA satellites.
  4. Why use I use Oceantemp™ as opposed to other providers?
  5. Features common to our area charts.
  6. Why all charts are not created equally.
  7. What regions are covered and how many areas are there?
  8. How often are Oceantemp™ charts updated, and when?
  9. How long are Oceantemp™ memberships valid?
  10. How does Oceantemp™ operate on a day-to-day basis?
  11. SST terminology (common terms you should know).
  12. How do I use the charts for fishing?
  13. Why pay when I can get temperature charts on the web for free?
  14. I forgot my username and password, what do I do?
  15. What is the cost for seasonal membership?


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Membership Region Service Description   (Florida-Bahamas-Mid Atlantic region come bundled together for one fee)

We make it simple. There are no hidden fees restrictions or weird download rationing with Oceantemp™. You simply select a region, pay, and get instant access to several detailed zones within large geographical areas. We currently have two (2) separate subscriptions, one for the North East and one for the Florida/Bahamas-Mid Atlantic Region.

North East Membership---> The NE region membership is huge and includes (3) separate zones that include Cape Hatteras N.C. on northward to Maine. (Please see sample charts) *Membership subscription is yearly in duration 

 

Florida/Bahamas & Mid Atlantic Membership ---> The FLA/Bahamas/MA region geographic area is even larger starting at from Cape Hatteras on southward to the Keys and west covering the entire Gulf of Mexico (see sample charts). The subscription is yearly.


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(35% off! Limited time!!! normal price $129)



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What sets us apart from the competition even to this Day?

We all know that clouds obstruct the satellite cameras view; however there is other less obvious, but very serious problems aside from clouds that are not addressed by most other chart providers and actually appear to be ignored!

These problems include water vapor in the atmosphere, fog on the ground, haze, pollution, and especially, tissue paper thin clouds. We refer to the effects of these more subtle, but very serious problems as “FALSE DATA" or "clutter".

“FALSE DATA” will blend in and obliterate legitimate surface readings and replace them with erroneous readings. Only an experienced person and NOT a computer program can identify false data.“FALSE DATA” is rampant on products that are mass produced and not inspected such as free sites and low quality fee based cheep SST sites that really should be free.OCEANTEMP PRE-INSPECTS EACH SATELLITE  PHOTO FOR "FALSE DATA"  THIS IS ONE OF THREE (3)SEPERATE INSPECTIONS USED TO SELECT ONLY THE BEST PHOTOS FOR CHART PRODUCTION.

A graphic example. The photo below contains some good examples of false data. It will illustrate why satellite photos need to be inspected by a professional. Current SST computer processing software simply lacks the ability to discriminate between  the features seen on these photos. Take a look. Can you tell where the fog bank is? Can you tell where clear unobstructed ocean is? Can you tell where the clouds are? Can you tell where the coldest water is?  This is what our competitors hand you!


On the same photo below we have outlined the areas of "false data" so that they can now be identified. The outlined areas contain clouds (upper right), along with a fog bank (lower right) and some light thin clouds (lower center). The remainder of the photo is clear unobstructed ocean. The very dark blue area in the mid-upper left portion is, cool water. The point is that false data will appear almost identical to legitimate surface features and YOU will never know the difference unless we do our job and separate good from bad.

Be advised! We have monitored other fee base SST products over the years and have come to the conclusion that none of the other providers in our price range bother to do ANY type of inspection whatsoever, except for the usual, quick once-over for obvious cloud cover. We even have our doubts about some of the more expensive ones as well .If some false or corrupt data is found it will be covered up (masked) along with any cloud cover so that there is NO guesswork about what is, or what is not the oceans surface. If there is too much false data or corruption, we will NOT use the photo. Our observations have shown that other providers will!

Clouds, false data and masking, a graphic example. The clouds in the lower part of the photo, marked "A" on the red-orange portion of the Gulf Stream are obvious and easily identified. However, other clouds marked "B" are much less obvious and can easily be confused with completely unobstructed areas of cool water such as is the section of ocean over by "C". B and C are another good example of the confusion that "false data" creates.


On the image below, the clouds and false data have been what we call "masked". We have taken the guesswork and stress out of the chart viewing process. Be advised! Some other providers do, in fact have cloud masking programs,  however those programs can ONLY distinguish specific types of LARGE OBVIOUS CLOUD FORMATIONS, and NOT the subtle false data we are discussing here. A real person performing in-depth pre-analysis of photos is the only way to identify false data. That is what we do!

Lastly, a POST-INSPECTION of each final product is preformed by comparing results with real time buoy data. Again, after seeing what other providers post for their customers, we seriously doubt if any of them do a post comparison of results. The entire pre and post inspection steps take time and money however if we did not do them we would be no different from the freebie and garbage sites.

WE STRONGLY FEEL THAT OUR CUSTOMERS SHOULD NOT HAVE TO START DECIPHERING QUESTIONABLE DETAILS ON CHARTS AND FIGURING OUT WHAT IS, OR WHAT IS NOT, THE OCEANS SURFACE. WE DO, HOWEVER, FEEL, THAT DOING THAT IS OUR JOB! THAT IS WHAT WE GET PAID FOR, AND THAT IS WHAT SETS US APART FROM EVERYONE ELSE!

 

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