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Coast Survey Plans for New Arctic Nautical Charts

 
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Reconnaissance Survey of the Arctic
 
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     •   Boston Survey for Harborfest and Hurricane Prep  
     •   Changes to US-Canada ENC coverage effective July 26  
     •   New Chart Inset Makes for Safer Sailing in Norfolk Inner Harbor  
     •   Upgraded NOAA Charts Help Mariners Avoid Right Whales  
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     •   New Edition of U.S. Chart No. 1 Available Now  
     •   Changes to US-Canada ENC Coverage - Effective Dec. 15  
     •   NOAA's Newest Chart Supports Puerto Rico Maritime Economy  
     •   Thomas Jefferson Surveys Block Island Sound  
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     •   NOAA Responds to Irene in Hampton Roads  
     •   NOAA National Ocean Service Prepares for Hurricane Aftermath  
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     •   Bay Hydro II Helps Boat in Distress  
     •   NOAA Ship Fairweather Sets Sail to Map Areas of the Arctic  
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     •   NOAA Updates U.S. Virgin Islands Hydrographic Data in Protected Reef Areas  
     •   Civil War Maps and Charts are Available Free to the Public  
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     •   U.S. Collaborates with Arctic Coastal States to Improve Nautical Charts  
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     •   nowCOAST Information Now Easier to Access  
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     •   NOAA Warns Mariners of Serious Display Issue with ECDIS  
     •   NOAA Ship Thomas Jefferson to Map Ocean Floor in Gulf of Mexico  
     •   Removal of LORAN-C Features from Nautical Products  
     •   Captain John Lowell Named Director of OCS  
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     •   ’Hydropalooza’ Provides Deeper Understanding of Alaska’s Kachemak Bay  
     • OCS Ready for Hurricane Season  
     • NOAA and OSU Map Oregon’s Seafloor  
     •   Healy Returns from Mapping Expedition in the Arctic  
     •   Hydropalooza Kicks Off in Alaska's Kachemak Bay  
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Public Invited to Hydrographic Services Review Panel Webinar

NOAA's Hydrographic Services Review Panel, which advises the NOAA administrator on marine transportation issues, will hold a virtual public meeting during the afternoon hours (Eastern Daylight Time) on May 7 and 8. The panel will receive updates on the NOAA navigation services and activities. Federal partners will also provide updates.

This two-day webinar and teleconference replaces the regularly scheduled in-person meeting to save costs. The public can participate and provide comments. Registration is required by May 1.

WHAT: NOAA's Hydrographic Services Review Panel meeting topics include: 1) FY13 appropriations, FY14 budget request, Sandy Supplemental funding, and legislative updates; 2) Committee on Marine Transportation System updates; 3) integrated ocean and coastal mapping; 4) NOAA fleet composition plan; and 5) the Atlantic Coast Port Access Route Study. Details and meeting agenda are available. 

WHEN: May 7 and 8, 1:00 to 5:00 pm EDT both days.

WHERE: Via webinar and teleconference.

HOW: To register, contact Kathy Watson, at 301-713-2770 ext. 158, or Kathy.Watson@noaa.gov. Registrations are on a first-come basis, accepted until 5 pm EDT, May 1.
    
WHO:

  • Matthew Wellslager, chair, Hydrographic Services Review Panel
  • Members of the Hydrographic Services Review Panel
  • Kathryn D. Sullivan, Acting Under Secretary, NOAA
  • Holly Bamford, assistant administrator, NOAA National Ocean Service
  • Rear Admiral Michael S. Devany, director, NOAA Office of Marine and Aviation Operations
  • Rear Admiral Gerd F. Glang, director, NOAA's Office of Coast Survey
  • Helen Brohl, executive director, Committee on Marine Transportation System
  • Federal partners from the Army Corps of Engineers, Geological Survey, and Coast Guard.

The Hydrographic Services Review Panel is a federal advisory committee that advises the NOAA Administrator on carrying out NOAA's navigation services mission, which is to ensure the safe, efficient, and environmentally sound movement of commerce along America's marine transportation system. 

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