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Meeting Information

NOAA HSRP Pacific Northwest Public Meeting, Seattle, WA, April 18 – 20, 2017

Meeting Federal Register Notice: FRN Seattle HSRP mtg April 2017 2017-03934

Meeting Flier: flier HSRP mtg Seattle April 2017

Special Accommodations: This meeting is accessible to people with disabilities. Requests for sign language interpretation or other auxiliary aids should be directed to Lynne Mersfelder-Lewis at Lynne.Mersfelder@noaa.gov or 301-713-2750 x166 at least ten days prior to the meeting date.

Location: Kimpton Hotel Monaco Seattle, 1101 4th Ave, Seattle, WA

Tuesday, April 18 8:30 AM – 5:00PM
Wednesday, April 19 8:30 AM – 12 noon
Thursday, April 20 8:30AM – 5:00PM

Meeting Sign Up Information: Please contact Lynne.Mersfelder@noaa.gov with your interest to attend the meeting.

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Public Webcast Sign Up Information: Tue, April 17, 2017

Wed, April 19, 2017

Thu, April 20, 2017

Agenda: EXTERNAL agenda HSRP Seattle 11APRIL2017

Documents: Seattle meeting documents
National Charting Plan - comments due June 1, 2017

External Source Data for Nautical Charting Policy - DRAFT
OCS Autonomous Systems Roadmap DRAFT
Autonomous Roadmap - 1 pager
Coast Survey Hydrographic Survey Plan - DRAFT

HSRP Issue Papers

Reference Materials and Links:

Speaker Bios: Biographies HSRP Pacific Northwest Seattle mtg 11APRIL2017

Presentations: Tuesday, April 18, 2017, 8:30AM – 5:00PM

8:30 AM – 10:00 AM Morning session

  • Dr. W. Russell Callender, Assistant Administrator, National Ocean Service, NOAA
  • Mr. Joshua Berger, Director of Maritime, Governor’s Sector Lead, Washington State Department of Commerce, “Washington’s Maritime Sector: Relevant, Resilient and Innovative”
  • Captain Jason R. Hamilton, Commanding Officer, USCGC HEALY, U.S. Coast Guard, "USCGC HEALY: leveraging partnerships and technology to provide presence and access in the Arctic"
  • Lieutenant Colonel Andrew L. Olson, Deputy Commander, Seattle District, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, “U.S. Army Corps of Engineers’ navigation mission, EHydro and coordination with NOAA and U.S. Coast Guard partners”
10:15 AM – 12 noon National Ocean Service’s navigation program updates: 2:00 PM – 4:00 PM Opportunities and Challenges: Integrating NOAAs Navigation Services Data

The nation’s waterways face unique issues impacting navigation services and data integration. From crowd sourced data to the future of E-Navigation, the panel will examine how mariners use NOAA’s navigational, positioning, and coastal data, products and tools. This panel will explore the “next generation” of navigation service solutions for decision support at all levels.

Moderator: Admiral Shepard M. Smith
  • Mr. Travis Newman, Marine Chart Division, OCS, NOS, “What is the National Charting Plan and how you can contribute?”
  • Dr. Jan A. Newton, NANOOS Executive Director, Principal Oceanographer, Applied Physics Lab, University of Washington "NANOOS: Linking observations to provide safe maritime applications to Pacific Northwest stakeholders as part of U.S. IOOS"
  • Mr. Jeff Hummel, Director, Sales and Marketing, Rose Point Navigation Systems, “From Paper to Electronic Charts, Lessons Learned, New Directions, and a Vision of What Lies Ahead"
  • Mr. Jeffrey Siegel, President, ActiveCaptain, "Every Crowd Has a Silver Lining"
Wednesday, April 19, 2017, 8:30AM – 12 noon

9:45 AM – 11:45 AM Partnerships for Pacific Northwest – on and off the Chart

The Pacific Northwest region faces unique management challenges for coastal communities dependent on food, energy, recreation, and seaborne commerce. All mapping, charting, and transportation activities and infrastructure are founded on a reliable, accurate national coordinate system which rely on the value and use of geodetic and tidal datums for marine boundaries. NOS is solely responsible for providing that system which provides more than $2.4 billion in potential annual benefits to the U.S. economy. NOS provides the nation's network of coastal tide and water level sensors, provides long term sea level trends, current predictions, and real-time current information at many of our Nation's Ports. NOS provides data and tools that enable businesses and coastal communities to better plan for and mitigate risk from changing conditions. This panel will examine the value and use of datums, circulation models, and navigation tools, and discuss potential measures to improve partnerships and management. Stakeholders will note how they use NOS’s data, tools, and services and their suggestions or improvements.

Moderator: Captain John Veentjer, Executive Director, Marine Exchange of Puget Sound, and Chair, Puget Sound, Harbor Safety Committee

  • Mr. Gavin Schrock, PLS, Administrator, Washington State Reference Network, “Cooperative geodetic activities and National Spatial Reference Framework modernization planning in Washington State”
  • Mr. Dorrell Dickson, Geospatial Survey Analyst, GIS Department, The Tulalip Tribes of Washington ”Using Tidal Benchmarks to Measure Legal and Regulatory Boundaries"
  • Dr. Parker MacCready, Professor of Oceanography, University of Washington, “Data needs for realistic circulation modeling of inland and coastal waters of the Pacific Northwest”
  • Linda Stryk, Executive Director, Puget Sound Pilots, “Pilots, ports, and partnerships with NOAA’s navigation products”
Thursday, April 20, 2017, 8:30 AM – 5:00 PM
8:45 AM – 11:45 AM Technology Working Group session and presenters

Mr. Ed Saade and Mr. Lindsay Gee, Chairs, HSRP Technology Working Group
  • Dr. Larry Mayer and Mr. Andy Armstrong, Co-Directors, NOAA/University of New Hampshire Joint Hydrographic Center, Center for Coastal and Ocean Mapping, "Visualization R&D at the Joint Hydrographic Center/Center for Coastal and Ocean Mapping"
  • Mr. Marten Hogeweg, Senior Project Manager, Esri Inc., “Data as the 5th modality for 21st Century Ports”
  • Ms. Carol Lockhart, Hydrographic LiDAR presentation, “An Introduction to Bathymetric Lidar: Sensors, Capabilities and Limitations”
1:30 PM HSRP discussion  

Webinar Audio:
SEATTLE HSRP Webinar file Tues April 18 2017
SEATTLE HSRP Webinar file Wed April 19 2017
SEATTLE HSRP Webinar file TH April 20 2017

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Committee Letter: HSRP Seattle meeting April 2017 issue papers with recommendations

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