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Meeting Information

September 16-18, 2014 Federal Register Meeting Announcement

HSRP Public Meeting

Courtyard Marriott
125 Calhoun Street
Charleston, SC 29401
Tel: (843) 805-7900


September 16-18, 2014

Photo Gallery: Photos
Public Webcast:


Registration for Stakeholder Breakout Sessions:

Sign Up Sheet


2013 South Carolina Port Guide
2013 State of the Port Address Charleston
USCG 2014 Report on Navigation Public "Listening" Sessions

Jim Newsome, President & CEO, South Carolina Ports Authority (Video)

Speaker Bios:
Dr. Clark Alexander
aptain John Cameron
Margaret Davidson
Larry Dorminy
Nicole Elko
Dr. Gary Jeffress
Lt Col John Litz
Barbara Melvin
Patrick Moore
Jim Newsome
Brad Pickel
Captain Ric Rodriguez
Dr. Leslie Sautter
Miki Schmidt
David Warren
Matt Wellslager

September 16, 2014

Opening Remarks
National Ocean Service Priorities: Coastal Intelligence and Resilience in the Southeast U.S., Russell Callender, Ph.D. Deputy Assistant Administrator NOAA’s National Ocean Service

Keynote Address
Mr. Jim Newsome, President and CEO, South Carolina Ports Authority (SCPA)

U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Perspective, Lt. Col. John T. Litz, United States Army Corps of Engineers

Luncheon Speaker
Dr. Leslie Sautter, Geology Professor, Department of Geology and Environmental Geosciences, College of Charleston

September 17, 2014

Port & Harbor Expansion Speaker Panel
Charleston Port Expansion, Future Growth & Economic Impacts, Byron Miller, South Carolina Ports Authority (SCPA)
Overview of Post 45 “Harbor Expansion” Project, Mr. Brian Williams, Chief of Programs, United States Army Corps of Engineers
eHydro Software Local Perspective, Philip Wolf, Chief, Spatial Data Branch & Justin West, Cartographic Technician, Spatial Data Branch
Navigation Update from the Charleston Branch Pilots, Mr. John Cameron, Executive Director, Charleston Branch Pilots Association

Atlantic Intracoastal Waterway & Recreational Boating Speaker Panel
Atlantic Intracoastal Waterway Update for Charleston District, Mr. David Warren,PE/PM, USACE Charleston District
Commercial & Recreational Intracoastal Waterway Interests, Mr. Brad Pickel, Executive Director, Atlantic Intracoastal Waterway Association
New Coastal & Estuarine Surveying for Recreational Boating Safety and Coastal Resource Management, Dr. Clark Alexander, Jr., Professor, Skidaway Institute of Oceanography

Geospatial Modeling & Coastal Resilience Speaker Panel
Coastal Monuments & Beach Profiles, Mr. Matt Wellslager, Chief, South Carolina Geodetic Survey
Resilient Coastal Systems & Community Planning, Dr. Nicole Elko, Coastal Geologist, Executive Committee on the American Shore & Beach Preservation (ASBPA)
Coastal Resilience in South Carolina, Mr. Patrick Moore, Environmental Stewardship Manager, South Carolina Ports Authority
CSC Briefing on Shoreline, Inundation & Sea Level Rise Modeling and Visualization Tools, Mr. Nicholas “Miki” Schmidt, Chief, Coastal Geospatial Services Division, NOAA Coastal Services Center

Luncheon Speaker
Ms. Margaret Davidson, NOAA Senior Advisor for Coastal Inundation and Resilience

Mean Sea Level Tidal Datums & Mapping for Coastal Flooding and to Address FEMA Flood Insurance Rates Along the US Coast, Dr. Gary Jeffress, HSRP

September 18, 2014

NOAA/NOS Congressional & Budget Update, Dr. Paul Bradley, NOS Policy, Planning & Analysis Division

NOAA Navigation Services Office Updates
A New Way of Doing Business, RDML Gerd F. Glang, Director, Office of Coast Survey
CO-OPS Outreach to Local Maritime Communities, Richard Edwing, Director, NOAA Center for Operational Oceanographic Products and Services
National Geodetic Survey Program Update, Ms. Juliana Blackwell, National Geodetic Survey

Webinar Documents


Committee Letter:
NOAA Response:  


Feb 25-26, 2014 Federal Register Meeting Announcement

HSRP Public Meeting

Grand Hyatt New York
109 East 42nd Street
Park Avenue at Grand Central Station
New York, New York 10017


Feb 25-26, 2014

Photo Gallery: Slideshow
Public Webcast:

The public is invited to register for a webcast of the HSRP meeting, and to submit public comments. Contact Ashley Chappell at Ashley.Chappell@noaa.gov.

Webex Login Information
Webinar Ground Rules

Registration for Stakeholder Breakout Sessions:

Sign Up Sheet

Stakeholder Breakout Sessions

Speaker Bios:

Alan F. Blumberg
Carrie Grassi
Richard M. Larrabee
David J. Leach
LCDR Donna Leoce
Captain Gordon Loebl
Elane Mahoney
Anthony R. Niles
Julia O'Brien
Commander John H. Olthuis
Jason P. Tuell
M. John Vickerman

Presentations: February 25, 2014

Keynote Address:  Rear Admiral Richard Larrabee, Director of the Port Commerce Department, Port Authority of New York & New Jersey

Coastal Resilience, Coastal Intelligence, and NOAA’s Navigation Services
Dr. Holly Am Bamford, Ph.D., Assistant Administrator, NOAA’s National Ocean Service

United States Coast Guard (USCG) Sandy Preparation & Emergency Response
Captain Gordon Loebl, Captain of the Port of New York & New Jersey

Current & Future Trade and Transportation Trends for Global Shipping
John Vickerman, Vickerman & Associates, LLC

Speaker Panel on NOAA’s Navigation Services

Providing Environmental Awareness for the Urban Ocean & Sandy Video on Hudson River Water Elevation Above Mean Sea Level
Dr. Alan Blumberg, George Meade Bond Professor and Director, Stevens Institute of Technology

USACE’s North Atlantic Coast Comprehensive Study
David Leach, Director, Programs Directorate, USACE North Atlantic Division

Luncheon Presentation: An Increasing Coastal Flood Hazard at New York City, 1844-2012: Using NOAA's Historical Tide Data to Analyze NY Harbor Storm Risk

United States Coast Guard Sector New York
Lieutenant Commander Donna Leoce, USCG Sector New York, Chief, Waterways Management Division

NOAA’s Services and Pilots
Captain Jack Olthuis, Executive Director, Sandy Hook Pilots Association

Superstorm Sandy:  Data Lessons Learned
Elaine Mahoney, NOAA’s Coastal Services Center

NOAA Speaker Panel on Sandy Supplemental Plan:  Overview & Agency Priorities
Dr. Russell Callender, Deputy Assistant Administrator, NOAA’s National Ocean Service
Mike Aslaksen, NOAA’s National Geodetic Survey
Captain Jon Swallow, NOAA’s Office of Coast Survey, Navigation Services Division
Darren Wright, NOAA’s Center for Operational Oceanographic Products & Services
Ashley Chappell, NOAA’s Office of Coast Survey

February 26, 2014

Importance and Application of NOAA’s Navigation Data, Products & services for the Port of New York/New Jersey
Ed Kelly, Maritime Association of the Port of NY/NJ (HSRP member)

Recreational Boating in New York/New Jersey:  Post Sandy & BoatU.S. Post Sandy Video on the Hurricane Catastrophe Team
Susan Shingledecker, Vice President, BoatU.S. Foundation (HSRP member)

Updated Nautical Charting and Consistency in Standards
Tony Niles, Assistant Director for Civil Works, Research & Development, USACE

A Stronger, More Resilient New York:  Recovery, Rebuilding, and Resiliency (Post Sandy)
Carrie Grassi, Senior Policy Advisor, New York City Mayor’s Office of Long-Term Planning and Sustainability

Post Tropical Cyclone Sandy Geospatial Response:  An Interagency Success Story and NOAA’s Role
Julian O’Brien, Acting Emergency Analyst/Geospatial Coordinator, Department of Homeland Security, FEMA Region II

Luncheon Presentation:  NOAA's Advances in Storm Surge Modeling & Prediction

Committee Letter: Letter of Recommendation to NOAA
NOAA Response: NOAA Response Letter

Summary (pdf)

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