NOAA hydrographic panel to meet in Portsmouth, New Hampshire

Public can provide comment, attend meeting, register for webcast
September 6, 2017 NOAA’s Hydrographic Services Review Panel, which advises the NOAA administrator on products and services related to navigation, water levels and currents, and positioning, will hold a public meeting September 11-13 in Portsmouth, New Hampshire. The panel will receive updates on regional activities and resource needs, and will consider this information in making recommendations.

The public is invited to attend the meeting in-person, or via online webinar, and can provide comments during the meeting, or in writing prior to the meeting. To submit comments in advance, email Please use the subject line: HSRP Portsmouth 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

  • emerging Arctic priorities

  • data integration and challenges

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

Mon., Sept. 11, 8:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. EDT
Tue., Sept. 12, 9 a.m.– 2:30 p.m. EDT
Wed., Sept. 13, 8:30 a.m. – 3 p.m. EDT

Sheraton Portsmouth Harborside Hotel

250 Market Street
Portsmouth NH  03801  

To register for the webinar, go to link

The meeting agenda, presentations, and other documents are available at


  • Bill Hanson, chair, Hydrographic Services Review Panel Federal Advisory Committee
  • Dr. Paul Doremus, acting NOAA assistant secretary for conservation and management
  • Rear Admiral Shepard M. Smith, director, NOAA's Office of Coast Survey
  • Juliana Blackwell, director, NOAA’s National Geodetic Survey
  • Rich Edwing, director, Center for Operational Oceanographic Products and Services, NOS
  • Capt. Andy Armstrong (NOAA Corps Ret.), co-director, Joint Hydrographic Center, University of New Hampshire (UNH)
  • Dr. Larry Mayer, director, Center for Coastal & Ocean Mapping, and codirector, Joint Hydrographic Center, UNH

Other members of the Hydrographic Services Review Panel will also attend.


Keeley Belva, 301-713-3066
Kristen Crossett, 240-533-0113