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Photo]-1Lee Chesneau is a senior marine meteorologist, lecturer, & a graduate from one of the elite universities that offer degrees in meteorology, the University of Wisconsin (Madison). His B.S. Degree in Meteorology was Lee’s ticket to a distinguished & extensive career with NOAA’s National Weather Service (NWS), NOAA Satellite Service (NESDIS),  U.S. Navy Ship Routing Officer (SRO), a Route Analyst for a commercial weather & ship routing company (Ocean Routes, Inc.), & his first career start as a naval officer. serving on two aircraft carriers (USS Saratoga CV-60 & the USS Guam LPH-9 (the latter,serving as the ship’s meteorological and oceanographic officer).

Today, in addition to being a highly seasoned & experienced professional marine meteorologist, Lee is an accomplished U.S. Coast Guard certified instructor for basic and advanced meteorology at six continuing training institutions for professional mariners. The curriculum taught is based on international standards through the International Maritime Organization’s (IMO) Standards Training Certification & Watch-Standing for Seafarers (STCW) program. He offers the same curriculum to educate and train recreational boaters on becoming self-reliant in their own marine weather knowledge, weather forecasting, strategic vessel routing, & prudent decision making. Lee is also a speaker at numerous boat shows and Safety at Sea Symposiums (SASS). He has his own company: Lee Chesneau’s Marine Weather www.marineweatherbylee.com with increasing significant major national sponsors, such as Cruising Outpost, who will be at the Chicago Boat Show helping promote Lee’s one day basic marine meteorology course. He can be reached by e-mail: lee@chesneaumarineweather.com.