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NOAA's Hydrographic Services Review Panel Public Meeting

NOAA advisory panel to focus on issues related to hydrographic and navigation services at public meeting

NOAA's Hydrographic Services Review Panel advises the NOAA administrator on matters that affect marine transportation, safe navigation, commercial shipping, ocean and coastal stewardship including sea level rise, resilience, flooding and inundation, coastal and marine spatial planning, geospatial and geodetic data, tides and currents, mapping and surveying, and related topics.

The meeting will focus on resilience with two special sessions highlighting NOAA’s data backbone―the products, technology, operations and systems―that support resilience including coastal modeling. There will be updates on the implementation plans to establish a national strategy for mapping, exploring, and characterizing the U.S. Exclusive Economic Zone, the Alaska Coastal Mapping Strategy, and other topics.

NOAA's Hydrographic Services Review Panel public meeting

Wednesday, March 3, 12:45-5:30 p.m. EST
Thursday, March 4, 1:00-5:00 p.m. EST

Online webinar―advanced registration is recommended


  • Benjamin Friedman, deputy under secretary for operations, performing the duties of under secretary of commerce for oceans and atmosphere and NOAA administrator
  • Nicole LeBoeuf, acting assistant administrator, NOAA's National Ocean Service
  • Ed Saade, chair, HSRP Federal Advisory Committee
  • Rear Admiral Richard Brennon, director, NOAA's Office of Coast Survey
  • Rep. Charlie Crist, U.S. Representative, Florida’s 13th Congressional District
  • Juliana Blackwell, director, NOAA's National Geodetic Survey
  • Rich Edwing, director, NOAA's Center for Operational Oceanographic Products and Services
  • Dr. Larry Mayer, co-director, Joint Hydrographic Center, NOAA-University of New Hampshire
  • Members of the Hydrographic Services Review Panel

Public comments and questions are encouraged and should address the meeting topics―NOAA’s navigation services, data, and products. Comments will be shared with panel members in advance and will be included in the meeting record. Please email letters and comments to: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. by February 26, 2021.


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