How You Can Get Involved
By land, by sea, your vessel,
or your skills
OWNA NEW Software
App. Become a member and Download OWNA Virtual Badge APP from Play store. Be propelled into a new amazing venture 'Cruising with a Cause'.
With OWNA Virtual Badge, we put real time information in the hands of those who make a difference! Get your Badge of Membership and be part of the solution. NOW!
The need for data to coordinate efforts in any Cruise With A CAUSE effort is so important. The goal is to support island coastal communities through all three stages of relief, humanitarian, and conservation needs . The OWNA APP from Virtual Badge allows individuals or vessels to download an application that provides vital information for security, as well as a data collection and analysis, locations of supplies and resources.
The process to get a badge includes downloading the application, creating an account. Choose Oceanswatch North America from list of organizations. Then choose your type of badge; OWNA member badge or your organizations member badge if joining with your club or rally. Answer the questions for the credential (yacht information, safety information). It will say the badge is pending for approval. It is approved.
Now you can build a float plan choosing volunteer opportunities along your itinerary; Download research guidelines for Birding; Mammal sightings; Sargasso weed, plastic, debris observations, or reef check. Begin to log information daily from your experience 'Cruising with a Cause' and help us to identify community needs along your cruising path.
For Hurricane Dorian Relief work, their are special forms for the Bahama island surveys, needs assessment, delivery of supplies, and damage reports, as well as a thorough Village survey for each location in specifics.
Your submitted forms are geo-positioned where you submit them. As soon as you are in reach of WiFi, the information is downloaded providing valuable information to the central relief, overall projects, and research. Your organization can have their own badges, the data and analysis specialized to your needs.
OWNA is not a relief organization... our goal is to follow up on the needs of island coastal communities and developing a process for efficiently gathering and sharing information is vital to our success. With the help of Eagles Wings Disaster Solutions, we are making that happen. Please join us, as a member or as a vessel in a particular project. Let us help you Cruise With A Cause!