NOAA advisory panel to focus on ocean mapping of U.S. EEZ and coastal Alaska

Public can provide written input, participate in webinar online sessions

A fishing boat out on open sea in Alaska.

A fishing boat out on open sea in Alaska. (Image credit: NOAA Fisheries)

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 virtual public meeting via webinar on April 28.

The panel will receive input and updates on navigation services activities and resource needs, sea level rise and coastal inundation, geospatial and positioning data, technology, the NOAA fleet, priorities for the Arctic, and integrated coastal and ocean mapping. The panel will consider information from this meeting as it makes recommendations to the NOAA administrator to support the strategic goals to strengthen the U.S. economic and national security through its focus on ocean mapping initiatives such as the Presidential Memorandum, “Ocean mapping of the U.S. Exclusive Economic Zone and the Shoreline and Nearshore of Alaska.” 

The public is invited to attend the meeting via a webinar, and can provide comments before or during the meeting in writing. Since the webinar is limited to 100 people, you must register to attend at offsite link.  

To submit public comments and letters, email with subject line: Public comments HSRP April 28 webinar.

NOAA’s Hydrographic Services Review Panel meeting

Tue., April 28, 1:00 p.m. EDT

Online webinar limited to 100 attendees; advance registration required offsite link.  


  • Neil Jacobs, Ph.D., acting NOAA administrator

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

  • Ed Saade, chair, HSRP Federal Advisory Committee

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

  • Juliana Blackwell, director, NOAA's National Geodetic Survey

  • Rich Edwing, director, NOAA's Center for Operational Oceanographic Products and Services

  • Dr. Larry Mayer and retired NOAA Capt. Andy Armstrong, co-directors, Joint Hydrographic Center, NOAA-University of New Hampshire

  • Members offsite link of the Hydrographic Services Review Panel


Kristen Crossett, 301-325-2113 (cell)
Lynne Mersfelder-Lewis, 240-691-6106 (cell)