Advisory panel to focus on sea level rise, coastal inundation

Public can provide input, participate in Washington DC and online sessions
February 20, 2019
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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 March 5-7, in Washington, DC.

The panel will receive input and updates on national and regional navigation services activities and resource needs, sea level rise and coastal inundation, geospatial and positioning data, technology, 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.

The public is invited to attend the meeting in person or via a webinar, and can provide comments before or during the meeting. To register to attend the meeting or webinar, visit and pre-register at link.

To submit letters and comments, email with subject line: HSRP Washington DC meeting comment.


NOAA’s Hydrographic Services Review Panel meeting topics include:

  • navigation services, issues, and solutions

  • sea level rise and coastal inundation

  • data integration and challenges

  • technology priorities

  • value, gaps, and recommended improvements to NOAA’s navigation products and services


  • Tue., Mar. 5, 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m EST

  • Wed., Mar. 6, 9:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m EST

  • Thu., Mar. 7, 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. EST

Please check the agenda on the HSRP website for updates on time and speakers. Seating will be available on a first-come, first-served basis. Times and speakers are subject to change.


Hall of States, 444 N. Capitol Street NW, Room 285, Washington, DC


  • Nicole LeBoeuf, acting NOAA assistant administrator for the National Ocean Service

  • Ed Saade, chair, HSRP Federal Advisory Committee

  • Rear Adm. Shepard M. Smith, director, NOAA's Office of Coast Survey

  • Larry Mayer, director, Joint Center for Hydrography, University of New Hampshire

  • Members of the Hydrographic Services Review Panel

Media contacts:
Kristen Crossett, 240-533-0113
Lynne Mersfelder-Lewis, 240-533-0064