NOAA hydrographic panel to hold public webinar May 7-8

The following is an announcement from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration's Office of Coast Survey:

(WASHINGTON) — NOAA's Hydrographic Services Review Panel, which advises the NOAA administrator on marine transportation issues, will hold a virtual public meeting during the afternoon hours (Eastern Daylight Time) on May 7 and 8. The panel will receive updates on the NOAA navigation services and activities. Federal partners will also provide updates.

This two-day webinar and teleconference replaces the regularly scheduled in-person meeting in order to save costs. The public can participate and provide comments. Registration is required by May 1.

WHAT: NOAA's Hydrographic Services Review Panel meeting topics include: 1) FY13 appropriations, FY14 budget request, Sandy Supplemental funding, and legislative updates; 2) Committee on Marine Transportation System updates; 3) integrated ocean and coastal mapping; 4) NOAA fleet composition plan; and 5) the Atlantic Coast Port Access Route Study. Details and meeting agenda are available.

WHEN: May 7 and 8, 1:00 to 5:00 pm EDT both days.

WHERE: Via webinar and teleconference.

HOW: To register, contact Kathy Watson, at 301-713-2770 ext. 158, or Registrations are on a first-come basis, accepted until 5 pm EDT, May 1.

  • Matthew Wellslager, chair, Hydrographic Services Review Panel
  • Members of the Hydrographic Services Review Panel
  • Kathryn D. Sullivan, Acting Under Secretary, NOAA
  • Holly Bamford, assistant administrator, NOAA National Ocean Service
  • Rear Admiral Michael S. Devany, director, NOAA Office of Marine and Aviation Operations
  • Rear Admiral Gerd F. Glang, director, NOAA's Office of Coast Survey
  • Helen Brohl, executive director, Committee on Marine Transportation System
  • Federal partners from the Army Corps of Engineers, Geological Survey, and Coast Guard.

The Hydrographic Services Review 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. 


By Professional Mariner Staff