Hydrographic Services Review Panel, May 4-6

Thursday, April 28, 2011

The NOAA Hydrographic Services Review Panel will meet May 4-6 in Honolulu 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, which is 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 include local and regional issues of relevance to NOAA’s mission, such as commercial shipping, navigation safety, accuracy of land elevation data for coastal management, and natural hazard warning and response, such as for tsunamis.
WHAT:       NOAA’s Hydrographic Services Review Panel Meeting
The entire meeting is open to the public with public comment periods scheduled in the afternoons.
                     Panel members: http://nauticalcharts.noaa.gov/ocs/hsrp/panel.htm
WHEN:       Wednesday, May 4, 8:30 a.m. – 5:30 p.m. HST
                     Thursday, May 5, 8:30 a.m. – 5:30 p.m. HST
Friday, May 6, 8:30 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. HST
WHERE:     Waikiki Beach Marriott Resort & Spa, 2552 Kalakaua Avenue, Honolulu, Hawaii 95815.
WHO:           Brian Schatz, lieutenant governor, State of Hawaii
                     Edmund B. Welch, chair, HSRP
                     David M. Kennedy, assistant NOAA administrator for the National Ocean Service
                     Capt. John E. Lowell, Jr., director, NOAA’s Office of Coast Survey
                     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 Kathy.Watson@noaa.gov.

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