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JUMP TO SURVEY SCHEDULE  


 

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How to use a compass to record
bearings easily for PSSS
(PDF file)
Open this page to view a helpful
visual aid (external webpage)
Volunteers input their data directly
into our central online database
     

TRAINING VIDEOS

   

Full PSSS Protocol Training

How to Record Distance Measurements

How to Record Bearing Measurements

Unboxing the PSSS Toolkit

Oil Spill Response Protocol Training

Data Entry Walk-thru

     

TIDE INFO

WEATHER INFO

 

     Seattle

     Des Moines

     Tacoma

     Olympia

     Everett

     Port Townsend     Edmonds

     Seattle

     Tacoma

     Olympia

     Everett

     Port Townsend
 

 

Oil Spill Response Program *NEW*

Oil Observance Datasheet

Oil Spill Response User Manual

Oil Descriptions and Images Supplemental

NOAA: Shore-based Oil Assessment Guide

PSSS Quality Assurance Project Plan

 

2019 PSSS Training Sessions

We will be offering four PSSS training sessions this year. The details of the training sessions including dates, times and locations can be found below. To ease the preparation of the trainings, please register to confirm your attendance, thank you.

Tuesday, 24 September 2019 - Owen Beach, Point Defiance Park (map), Tacoma - 5:30-7:30pm
Thursday, 26 September 2019 - Deception Pass State Park (map), Whidbey Island - 5:30-7:30pm
Tuesday, 1 October 2019 - Fort Worden Park (map), Port Townsend - 5:30-7:30pm
Wednesday, 2 October 2019 - Golden Gardens Park (map), Seattle - 5:30-7:30pm


2019-2020 PSSS Survey Schedule
Survey times are four-hour windows centered on the daytime high tides on the first Saturday of every month, October through April. Some surveys have been shifted to start 30 minutes after sunrise or to end 30 minutes before sunset to ensure optimum viewing conditions. Due to the significant difference in tide times from the most easterly survey site (Seward Park) to the most westerly site (Cape Flattery), the sites have been divided into three "tide zones". To determine which "zone" your survey site falls within, and therefore which set of 4-hour survey windows to utilize, find your site number listed below and refer to the table for the time of your 4-hr survey window. Download a copy of the 2019-2020 PSSS 4-hr survey windows document. Please be sure to complete your survey(s) within the 4-hour window.

 

 

 PSSS Site Numbers  #1 - #92, #108+ #93 - #102 #103 - #107  
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high tide PSSS survey window

high
tide

PSSS
survey
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high
tide
 PSSS
survey
window
 sunrise   sunset
October  5   2019 12:15pm  10:15am – 2:15pm  12:13pm  10:15am   2:15pm  7:41am  7:43am 11:43am*  7:13am  6:40pm
November  2   2019  10:39pm  8:39am – 12:39pm  9:52am  8:24am  12:24pm*  4:32pm  1:20pm 5:20pm*  7:54am  5:50pm
December 7 2019  1:12pm  11:12am – 3:12pm  11:03am 9:03am
1:03pm
 9:20am  8:13am 12:13pm*  7:43am  4:18pm
January  4 2020  11:28am   9:28am –  1:28pm  9:32am  8:27am  12:27pm*  7:35am  8:27am 12:27pm*  7:57am  4:31pm
February  1 2020  9:44am  8:06am – 12:06pm*  7:53am  8:06am 12:06pm*  6:00pm  12:40pm 4:40pm*  7:36am  5:10pm
March  7 2020  2:23pm  12:23pm – 4:23pm  11:34am  9:34am 1:34pm  10:23am  8:23am 12:23pm  6:37am  6:04pm
April  4 2020  2:16pm  12:16pm – 4:16pm  11:24am  9:24m 1:24pm  10:07pm  8:07am –  12:07pm  6:40am  7:44pm

 

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