NOAA panel seeks feedback on implementing coastal and ocean mapping strategies

Public may provide written input by September 15, participate in online sessions
September 11, 2020
Cargo container operation at the Port of Anchorage, Alaska

NOAA's Hydrographic Services Review Panel, a federal advisory committee that advises the NOAA administrator on products and data related to navigation services, ocean and coastal mapping, water levels and currents, and global positioning, will hold an online public meeting on Sept. 23-24.

The panel will receive updates on navigation and resource needs, geospatial and positioning data, mapping technology, the NOAA fleet, mapping priorities for the Arctic and Alaska, sea level rise and coastal inundation, and integrated ocean and coastal 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. The panel will discuss the implementation of two June 2020 ocean and coastal mapping strategies, please see links below.

The public is invited to the webinar, and is particularly encouraged to provide comments via email on the development of the national and Alaska ocean and coastal mapping implementation plans. Please submit comments and letters by email by no later than Sept. 15, 2020, to, with subject line: Public comments HSRP meeting, Sept. 23-24.

WHAT: NOAA’s Hydrographic Services Review Panel public meeting

WHEN: Wed., Sept. 23, 1-5:30 p.m. EDT Thu., Sept. 24, 1-5 p.m. EDT

WHERE: Online webinar; advance registration requiredoffsite link 


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

  • Nicole LeBoeuf, acting director, NOAA’s National Ocean Service

  • Ed Saade, chair, HSRP Federal Advisory Committee

  • Rear Admiral Shepard 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 of the Hydrographic Services Review Panel


Media contacts
Jennie Lyons, 202-603-9372
Kristen Crossett, 301-325-2113