NOAA's Hydrographic Services Review Panel to focus on Pacific Northwest

Public can provide comment, attend meeting, register for webcast
April 11, 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 focus on the Pacific Northwest at a meeting April 18 to 20, in Seattle, Wash. The panel will receive updates on regional activities and resource needs, and will consider information presented at this meeting in making recommendations to the NOAA administrator.
Maritime stakeholders will share their ideas on how NOAA's data can improve navigation throughout the Pacific Northwest and the Port of Seattle, shown here.

The public is invited to attend the meeting personally or via an online webinar, and encouraged to provide comments on site during public comment periods or in writing. To submit comments in advance, email statements to Please use the subject line HSRP Seattle meeting comments.

NOAA’s Hydrographic Services Review Panel
meeting topics include:

  • Pacific Northwest navigation services, issues and solutions

  • data integration and challenges

  • technology priorities

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

For the meeting agenda and webinar registration, as well as presentations and other documents, go to

Tuesday, April 18, 8:30 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. PDT
Wednesday, April 19, 8:30 a.m. – 12 noon PDT
Thursday, April 20, 8:30 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. PDT

The Terrace Ballroom at the Kimpton Hotel Monaco, 1101 4
th Avenue, Seattle, Wash. 98101

Updates on NOAA's programs will be provided by:

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

  • Rear Admiral Shepard Smith, director, Office of Coast Survey; Designated Federal Officer, Hydrographic Services Review Panel

  • Juliana Blackwell, director, National Geodetic Survey

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

  • Membersoffsite link of the Hydrographic Services Review Panel​

NOAA's Hydrographic Services Review Panel is a federal advisory committee that advises the NOAA administrator on carrying out the agency's navigation services mission: to ensure the safe, efficient, and environmentally sound movement of commerce along America's marine transportation system.

Media contacts:
Alicia Clarke, 301-713-3066
Dawn Forsythe, 240-429-6125