The NOAA Hydrographic Services Review Panel will meet Oct. 12-13, in Vancouver, Wash., to discuss operations, research and development, hydrographic surveying, nautical charting, and geodetic and geospatial measurements. The panel is a Federal Advisory Committee that advises the NOAA administrator on carrying out NOAA’s navigation services mission — to ensure the safe, efficient, and environmentally sound movement of commerce along America’s marine transportation system. The panel will hear from representatives from the maritime community, including port authority officials and marine pilots, as well as non-traditional users of navigation data like coastal planners and emergency responders. Agenda topics relate to both NOAA’s mission and a multitude of other topics including the West Coast Governors’ Agreement on Ocean Health, local and regional marine and navigation issues.
NOAA’s Hydrographic Services Review Panel Meeting: The entire meeting is open to the public with public comment periods scheduled in the afternoons.
Meeting agenda: http://www.nauticalcharts.noaa.gov/ocs/hsrp/meetings.htm
Panel members: http://nauticalcharts.noaa.gov/ocs/hsrp/panel.htm
Tuesday, Oct. 12, 2010, 8:30 a.m. – 5:30 p.m. PT
Wednesday, Oct. 13, 2010, 8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. PT
The Heathman Lodge, 7801 NE Greenwood Drive, Vancouver, Wash. 98662
• Larry Robinson, Ph.D., assistant secretary of commerce for oceans and atmosphere
• David M. Kennedy, assistant administrator (acting), NOAA’s National Ocean Service
• Capt. John E. Lowell, Jr., director, NOAA’s Office of Coast Survey
• Edmund B. Welch, panel chair
• Members of the Hydrographic Services Review Panel
Additional information can be obtained by contacting Kathy Watson, coordinator for the Hydrographic Services Review Panel, NOAA’s Office of Coast Survey at 301-713-2770 ext. 158, or Email: Kathy.Watson@noaa.gov