NOS announces the solicitation for nominations for 2020 HSRP members. Nominations are due MAY 1, 2019. The term start date is January 1, 2020.


You can review the requirements, criteria and questions for nominees and how to submit it in the Federal Register Notice (FRN), HSRP Membership Solicitation link below. The call for nominations is advertised in the Federal Register, on the HSRP website, and via a broad external solicitation. Federal Register Notice with instructions on how to submit your nomination:

FAQs HSRP call for nominations for new members 22FEB2018.pdf.

To get a sense of the HSRP membership and expertise areas, you can view the current and past panel members at

HSRP member terms:

The current call for nominations will fill five member slots for a term start date of January 1, 2020, for four years. There are five HSRP members installed for each of the following years: January 2018, January 2019 and January 2020. There is no HSRP term starting on January 21, 2021. The subsequent HSRP term will start January 1, 2022. Each term is for four years. Current members are eligible to reapply. If reselected, current members can be renewed for one additional term of four years. The maximum a member can serve is 2 terms.

Nominations and timing:

The timing for the Call for Nominations solicitation closes in May of the prior year. Nominations will be accepted on a rolling basis at any time, will be kept on file, and may be used to fill vacancies should they occur. There is a call for nominations each year to keep a pool of qualified candidates.

Contact Information

For further information please contact:

NOAA Hydrographic Services Review Panel
1315 East-West Highway
SSMC3, N/CS, room 6127
Silver Spring, MD 20910

Revised: 4/3/2019