The marine weather drives the weather quite far inland and coastlands in more remote areas of the non-industrialized world often hold a lot of people who are VERY vulnerable to typhoons, tropical storms and tsunamis ( to name the big three). So, to me, the NAVTEX, GRIBS and WEFAX charts and local language alerts : priceless.
Instant weather, and disaster warnings - could give prior warning to low lying communities if equipped with Outernet AND software on the system CHIP computer would post the ALERT in a very noticeable manner.Think : 'Boxing Day Tsunami a few years ago. Tourist centers had satellite EVERYTHING - fishing regions with no tourists, genrally did not. After the impact, it was hams who were usually cruising sailors who were the ONLY information in or out. Imagine how Outernet and solar could have changed in inflowing information, at the very least: locations and timing of relief supplies, how and WHY to treat water differently than before the disaster, received and spread by word of mouth. Storm tracks when infrastructure communications are gone (BT&DT).
This Outernet ‘seed’ could grow into a lovely orchard some day soon.
RadioRay …_ ._
Aboard a cruising sailboat, Outernet draws a LOT less power than a marine SSB for much broader and better information, and ‘spare watts’ are rare while away from the dock.