Hydrographic Services Review Panel to focus on Florida, Gulf Coast

Public can provide comment, attend meeting, register for webcast
March 26, 2018 NOAA's Hydrographic Services Review Panel, which advises the NOAA administrator on products and services related to navigation services, water levels and currents, and positioning, will focus on Florida and the Caribbean at a meeting April 4-5, in Miami, Florida.
A view of the downtown Miami coastline.

The panel will receive updates on regional activities and resource needs, the 2017 response to hurricanes Irma and Maria, and coastal and maritime community risk reduction. The panel will also consider information from this meeting as it makes recommendations to the administrator.

The public is invited to attend the meeting in person or online, and can provide comments before or during the meeting. To register to attend, or to view the webinar, visit To submit comments in advance, email Please use the subject line: HSRP Miami meeting comment.


NOAA’s Hydrographic Services Review Panel meeting topics include:

  • navigation services, issues, and solutions

  • research, development, and technology priorities

  • unmanned systems for navigation

  • data integration and challenges

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


Wed., Apr. 4, and Thu., April; 5,  8:30 a.m. – 5:30 p.m. EDT


Atton Brickell Hotel, 1500 SW 1st Avenue, Miami, Florida 33129


  • W. Russell Callender, assistant NOAA administrator for the National Ocean Service

  • Joyce Miller, chair, Hydrographic Services Review Panel 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

Presentations and other documents are available at

Keeley Belva, 301-643-6463
Kristen Crossett, 240-533-0113