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    • NOAA’s  Hydrographic Services Review Panel

      Boaters will be able to provide input and participate in public sessions.

      August 15, 2019
      Contact:

      Lynne Mersfelder-Lewis,  240-533-0064

      NOAA advisory panel to focus on precision navigation, 
      subsidence, and sea level rise
       
       Public can provide input, participate in sessions 
      NOAA’s Hydrographic Services Review Panel, a federal advisory committee that advises the NOAA administrator on products and services related to navigation services, water levels and currents, and global positioning, will hold a public meeting August 27-29, in New Orleans.
       
      The panel will receive input and updates on national and regional navigation services activities and resource needs, precision navigation, subsidence, sea level rise and coastal inundation, geospatial and positioning data, technology, unmanned systems, the NOAA fleet, priorities for the Arctic, integrated coastal and ocean mapping, as well as recommendations from stakeholders and partners. The panel will consider information from this meeting as it makes recommendations to the NOAA administrator and considers issue papers on emergency response, sea level rise and Arctic matters.
       
      The public is invited to attend the meeting in person or via a webinar, and can provide comments before or during the meeting. Agendas, updates, and more information are available at https://www.nauticalcharts.noaa.gov/hsrp/hsrp.htm. Seating will be available on a first-come, first-served basis. 
       
      WHAT:
      NOAA’s Hydrographic Services Review Panel meeting 
       
      WHEN:
      • Tue., Aug. 27, 9:00 a.m. – 5:30 p.m. CDT 
        • 5:30 p.m. – Remarks by deputy NOAA administrator Tim Gallaudet and National Ocean Service acting director Nicole LeBoeuf announcing the deployment of two new High Frequency radars in Port Fourchon and Southwest Pass, Louisiana)
      • Wed., Aug. 28, 8:30 a.m. – 2:00 p.m CDT
      • Thu., Aug. 29, 8:30 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. CDT
      WHERE:

      Hotel Monteleone
      214 Royal Street
      New Orleans, Louisiana
       
      SCHEDULED ATTENDEES:
      • Retired Navy Rear Adm. Tim Gallaudet, Ph.D., assistant secretary of commerce for oceans and atmosphere and deputy NOAA administrator
      • Nicole LeBoeuf, acting director, National Ocean Service
      • Ed Saade, chair, HSRP Federal Advisory Committee
      • Rear Adm. Shepard M. Smith, director, NOAA’s Office of Coast Survey, and acting deputy director, National Ocean Service
      • Members of the Hydrographic Services Review Panel
      First session only:
      • Lt. Gov. William H. Nungesser, Louisiana
      • Col. Stephen Murphy, commander, New Orleans District, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers
      • Capt. Kristi M. Luttrell, commander, Sector New Orleans, 8th U.S. Coast Guard District
      • Brandy D. Christian, president and CEO of the Port of New Orleans; CEO, New Orleans Public Belt Railroad Corp.
      • Claire Trokey, legislative director, Office of Rep. Steve Scalise, Louisiana
       
      NOAA Office of Coast Survey is the nation’s nautical chartmaker. Originally formed by President Thomas Jefferson in 1807, Coast Survey updates charts, surveys the coastal seafloor, responds to maritime emergencies, and searches for underwater obstructions that pose a danger to navigation.   
       
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      NOAA Office of Coast Survey, 1315 East-West Highway, SSMC3 #6216, Silver Spring, MD 20906

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