NOAA’s Hydrographic Services Review Panel will meet Nov. 27-29 in New Orleans to discuss hydrographic surveying, nautical charting, tides and current measurements, as well as geodetic and geospatial measurements for the Gulf of Mexico region. The three-day meeting is open to the public, and public comment periods are scheduled in the afternoons.
The panel will hear from representatives of the regional maritime community, including port authority officials and marine pilots, the geospatial community, and users of NOAA’s tides and currents information. Topics are scheduled to include commercial shipping, navigation safety, accuracy of land elevation data for coastal management, and natural hazard warning and response for the Gulf region.
NOAA also invites coastal planners and emergency responders who find navigation data useful in their applications to participate.
The panel has scheduled breakout sessions for stakeholders to present perspectives and recommendations on NOAA’s navigation data, products and services. Details and meeting agenda are at http://www.nauticalcharts.noaa.gov/ocs/hsrp/hsrp.htm