NOAA produces and maintains a suite of nautical charts that cover the coastal waters of the U.S. and its territories. NOAA’s charts are available in a variety of formats, including:
- Traditional paper charts
- Print-on-Demand charts: up-to-date paper charts with current Notice to Mariners corrections
- Raster Navigational Charts (NOAA RNC®): bitmap electronic images of paper charts
- Electronic Navigational Charts (NOAA ENC®): vector charts that conform to international standards
NOAA also produces several nautical publications. For example, the United States Coast Pilot® is a series of nautical books with a variety of important information for navigators to supplement the nautical chart.