Scientific information and technical innovations are coming fast and furious. Need to access NOAA’s nowCOAST
on your iPOD? Done.
Need to see a nautical chart with the three-day trajectory
for the BP Deepwater oil spill? Done
. Want to collaborate with NOAA in projects to improve coastal modeling? We have the information you need
NOAA’s Office of Coast Survey surveys the seafloor, produces the nation’s nautical charts, mobilizes after hurricanes to speed the re-opening of ports, responds to maritime emergencies, and develops hydrographic models that helps us understand coastal environments.
You know the importance of hydrographic tools and information. As I write this, we have late breaking news that demonstrates how NOAA’s survey expertise and technologies make vital contributions in real life situations. See this weekend’s report about NOAA Ship Thomas Jefferson’s rescue of a downed pilot.
As your source for information about our navigation and coastal spatial data, services, and products, I hope this newsletter will bring you the information you need. Let us know what you think of this inaugural issue of Coast Survey News. Send your thoughts and suggestions to CoastSurveyCommunications@noaa.gov.