NOAA Outlines Plans for Future Navigational Charts

The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) has outlined the future of its navigation efforts in testimony before the U.S. Subcommittees on Coast Guard and Maritime Transportation and Water Resources and Environment.

NOAA is tasked with surveying and producing over 1,000 nautical charts covering 95,000 miles of shoreline and 3.4 million square nautical miles of waters. Rear Admiral Shephard Smith, Director, Office of Coast Survey, NOAA, outlined two major shifts are underway that are changing the paradigm of how NOAA produces and delivers nautical charts during his testimony on September 7.

Published September 13, 2016

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