NOAA’s Hydrographic Services Review Panel to meet in Silver Spring, Maryland

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NOAA’s Hydrographic Services Review Panel, which advises the NOAA administrator on marine transportation issues, will meet Sept. 16 – 18 in Silver Spring, Maryland. The panel will discuss marine transportation, safe navigation, commercial shipping, ocean and coastal stewardship, and geospatial data.

The public is invited to attend the meeting in person or online, and may provide comments during scheduled times. Comments may also be submitted in advance via email to Please use the subject line "Provide HSRP Comments."


NOAA’s Hydrographic Services Review Panel meeting. Topics include:

  • balancing coastal intelligence and coastal resilience;
  • emerging Arctic priorities;
  • use of NOAA navigation products, including cost benefit assessments


Wednesday, Sept. 16, 10:30 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.
NOAA Science Center, 1301 East West Highway, Silver Spring, Md., 20910

Thursday, Sept. 17, 9:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m., and Friday, Sept. 18, 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Doubletree Hotel, 8727 East West Highway, Silver Spring, Md., 20910


Speakers and panelists at the meeting include:

To obtain additional information contact Lynne Mersfelder-Lewis, Hydrographic Services Review Panel coordinator, at NOAA’s Office of Coast Survey, 301-713- 2702 ext. 199. For meeting agenda and webinar registration visit

NOAA’s Hydrographic Services Review Panel is a federal advisory committee that advises the NOAA administrator on carrying out the agency’s navigation services mission-to ensure the safe, efficient, and environmentally sound movement of commerce along America’s marine transportation system.

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.