Advisory panel to focus on precision navigation, subsidence and sea level rise

August 15, 2019 NOAA's Hydrographic Services Review Panel, a federal advisory committee that advises the NOAA administrator on products and services related to navigation services, water levels and currents, and global positioning, will hold a public meeting August 27-29, in New Orleans.
The New Orleans Baton Rouge Steamship Pilots Association uses a portable pilot unit displaying NOAA ENC® data as it guides a tanker running upriver from New Orleans to Baton Rouge.

The panel will receive input and updates on national and regional navigation services activities and resource needs, precision navigation, subsidence, sea-level rise and coastal inundation, geospatial and positioning data, technology, unmanned systems, the NOAA fleet, priorities for the Arctic, integrated coastal and ocean mapping, as well as recommendations from stakeholders and partners. The panel will consider information from this meeting as it makes recommendations to the NOAA administrator and considers issue papers on emergency response, sea level rise and Arctic matters.

The public is invited to attend the meeting in person or via a webinar, and can provide comments before or during the meeting. Agendas, updates and more information are available at Seating will be available on a first-come, first-served basis. 

NOAA’s Hydrographic Services Review Panel meeting 


  • Tue., Aug. 27, 9:00 a.m. – 5:30 p.m CDT 

    • 5:30 pm – Remarks by deputy NOAA administrator Tim Gallaudet and National Ocean Service acting director Nicole LeBoeuf announcing the deployment of two new High-Frequency radars in Port Fourchon and Southwest Pass, Louisiana

  • Wed., Aug. 28, 8:30 a.m. – 2:00 p.m CDT

  • Thu., Aug. 29, 8:30 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. CDT

Hotel Monteleone, 214 Royal Street, New Orleans, Louisiana


  • Retired Navy Rear Adm. Tim Gallaudet, Ph.D., assistant secretary of commerce for oceans and atmosphere and deputy NOAA administrator

  • Nicole LeBoeuf, acting director, National Ocean Service

  • Ed Saade, chair, HSRP Federal Advisory Committee

  • Rear Adm. Shepard M. Smith, director, NOAA's Office of Coast Survey, and acting deputy director, National Ocean Service

  • Members of the Hydrographic Services Review Panel

The first session only Tuesday, Aug. 27 at 9:00 AM CDT:

  • Lt. Gov. William H. Nungesser, Louisiana

  • Col. Stephen Murphy, commander, New Orleans District, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers

  • Capt. Kristi M. Luttrell, commander, Sector New Orleans, 8th U.S. Coast Guard District

  • Brandy D. Christian, president and CEO of the Port of New Orleans; CEO, New Orleans Public Belt Railroad Corp.

  • Claire Trokey, legislative director, Office of Rep. Steve Scalise, Louisiana

Kristen Crossett, 240-533-0113
Lynne Mersfelder-Lewis, 240-533-0064, cell 240-691-6106