NOAA Hydrographic Services Review Panel Virtual Public Meeting

Public Meeting (webinar), September 23-24, 2020, 1pm EDT

The NOAA Hydrographic Services Review Panel (HSRP) Federal Advisory Committee will have a virtual public meeting via webinar on September 23, 1-5:30pm EDT, and September 24, 2020, 1-5pm EDT, to focus on NOAA’s navigation services,   address implementation plans for the 2 ocean and coastal mapping strategies, and other HSRP topics.

REQUEST for PUBLIC COMMENTS by Sept 15, 2020:
Public comments on the HSRP meeting topics are encouraged. Due to the condensed nature of the meeting and the limits of the webinar, you are asked to submit comments in writing in advance as possible. Comments submitted in advance will be shared on the meeting webpage and become part of the public record of the meeting.

The comments should address implementation plans for the 2 ocean and coastal mapping strategies and other HSRP topics. The comments will be shared with the HSRP members. Please email letters and comments to:, and .

1)    NOMEC or “Establishing a National Strategy for Mapping, Exploring, and Characterizing the U.S. Exclusive Economic Zone, June 2020”; including: Section 1.2: Develop an Implementation Plan for the National Strategy.

2)    ACMS or “A Strategy for Mapping the Arctic and Sub-Arctic Shoreline and Nearshore of Alaska, June 2020” or the Alaska Coastal Mapping Strategy:

Public comments on the topics of the HSRP will become part of the public record and transcribed into the meeting transcripts. Please submit comments by September 15, 2020, to:

Please register in advance now for the HSRP Public Meeting webinar below – the webinar has 500 spots:

Please plan to log in at least 15 minutes in advance to allow the updates to be installed and for trouble shooting as necessary. Please register in advance for planning purposes as we track in advance to make any necessary changes.

RSVPs and HSRP email notices:
We’ll be happy to put you on the email list for HSRP meetings and provide infrequent HSRP updates including the final meeting agenda. The meeting is public and all are welcome. We would welcome an RSVP for planning purposes and to register in advance for the webinar for planning purposes. You can request to receive email updates here: and

The HSRP is a federal advisory committee that provides NOAA with independent advice on improving the quality, efficiency, and usefulness of NOAA’s navigation-related products, data, and services. The HSRP advises the NOAA Administrator about its navigation (i.e. nautical charts and ENCs), physical oceanographic (i.e. tides & water levels), geospatial, positioning, and shoreline programs, products, and services. There are two public meetings each year in different port regions at which public comments from stakeholders and partners are requested.

AGENDA and meeting documents:
The draft agenda will be on the website and times and speakers are subject to change. You can pull the most recent meeting agenda and information from the web at the following:

HSRP Meetings:
HSRP Recommendations:
HSRP Panel member bios:

CONTACT for further information: