2016 Partial Coverage Manual Addendum

December 13, 2016

Seasickness is a concern for all observers, but the nature of the assignments for partial coverage observers can limit the body’s natural ability to acclimate to the at-sea environment. Partial coverage observers may have only a few days per trip to get acclimated. It’s important
to be prepared with seasickness prevention methods, such as seasick medications, so that observers can collect management data during each short deployment. Observers should have a supply of natural remedies and/or medications that they have tried and tested before their
deployments. Reference Manual pg 19-10 for more specific suggestions on seasickness prevention and coping methods.