The Boating Risk Analysis INnformation System (BRAINS) uses the statistical relationships between accident report variables within the U.S. Coast Guard's Boating Accident Report Database (BARD) System to determine the probability that a specific accident could occur given the conditions entered by a user. BRAINS enables those interested in boating accidents to determine the effect a specific variable, or group of variables, have on the probability that a specific accident could occur based on the relationships between variables within the BARD System.
 

Office of Boating Safety

http://www.uscgboating.org

The official website of the U.S. Coast Guard Office of Boating Safety! Learn how to prevent accidents, injuries, and fatalities while boating. Review safety tips, news, recalls, defects, and laws and regulations you should know.
 

National Association of 
State Boating Law Administrators

http://www.nasbla.org

NASBLA is the acronym for the National Association of State Boating Law Administrators.  The association represents the boating authorities of all 50 states and the U.S. territories.
 

The United States Coast Guard Auxiliary

http://www.cgaux.org/

The United States Coast Guard Auxiliary was established by Congress in 1939 to assist the Coast Guard in promoting boating safety. It boasts more than 35,000 members from all walks of life who receive special training so that they may be a functional part of Coast Guard Forces.
 

United States Power Squadrons

http://www.usps.org/

Organized in 1914, USPS is a non profit, educational organization dedicated to making boating safer and more enjoyable by teaching classes in seamanship, navigation and related subjects.
 

The National Safe Boating Council

http://www.safeboatingcouncil.org/

The mission of the NSBC is to reduce accidents and enhance the boating experience. The NSBC is the foremost coalition for the advancement and promotion of safer boating through education.

 

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