NOAA advisory panels to meet in Juneau, focus on Alaska and Arctic navigation

Public can provide letters, comments, attend meeting, register for webcast
August 15, 2018
Bering sea pollock fleet prepares to depart Dutch Harbor, Alaska, for another season of the largest commercial fishery in the U.S.

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 Alaska and the U.S. Arctic at a public meeting Aug. 28-30, in Juneau, Alaska.

On the morning of Tue., Aug. 28, the panel will hold a joint session with the U.S. Integrated Ocean Observing System Advisory Committee. This session will concentrate on improving navigation, observations, and positioning services for Alaska by addressing gaps in NOAA services and observations, and discussing innovative technology and partnerships to address those gaps.

Participants will receive updates from NOAA, partners, and stakeholders about regional activities and resource needs, the current priorities for Alaska and the Arctic, water level partnerships, and integrated coastal and ocean mapping activities. HSRP members will consider information from this meeting in making recommendations to the NOAA administrator.

The public is invited to attend the meeting in person or online, and can provide letters or comments before or during the meeting. To attend, or to view the webinar, visit and pre-register at link. To submit letters and comments, email by Aug. 30. Please use the subject line: HSRP Juneau meeting comment.


NOAA’s Hydrographic Services Review Panel meeting topics to 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


  • Tue., Aug. 28, 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. AKDT

  • Wed., Aug. 29, 9:00 a.m. – 12:15 p.m. AKDT

  • Thu., Aug. 30, 9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. AKDT

Times and speakers are subject to change. Please reference the agenda on the HSRP website for updates on time and speakers.


Elizabeth Peratrovich Halloffsite link, 320 W. Willoughby Ave., Juneau, Alaska 99801


  • Retired Navy Rear Adm. Tim Gallaudet, Ph.D., assistant secretary of commerce for oceans and atmosphere and acting under secretary of commerce for oceans and atmosphere

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

  • Hydrographic Services Review Panel members 

  • IOOS advisory committee members

Presentations and other documents are available at

Media contact:
Brady Phillips, 240-533-0946
Kristen Crossett, 240-533-0113