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1 NOAA’s Office of Coast Survey: Hydrographic Surveys Division “World Class Hydro Data Delivered On Time” Slide Credit: CCOM/JHC Hydrographic Surveys Division

2 Office of Coast Survey Marine Chart Division Hydrographic Surveys Division Coast Survey Development Laboratory Navigation Services Division Raster/Paper Charts Electronic Navigational Charts (ENC) Quality Assurance, Plans & Standards Nautical Data Critical Corrections Update Service Operations Branch Pacific Hydrographic Branch (PHB) Seattle, WA Atlantic Hydrographic Branch (AHB) Norfolk, VA Data Acquisition & Control Branch Navigation Response Customer Affairs Coast Pilot Cartographic & Geospatial Technology Programs Marine Modeling & Analysis Programs Hydrographic Systems & Technology Programs Program Planning & Management Staff HSD Staff

3 Hydrographic Surveys Division Data Acquisition Arm of OCS –Plan, manage, support hydrographic operations –Verify, certify and compile hydrographic data –Data Stewardship (archive and public availability through NGDC) –Integrated Ocean and Coastal Mapping (IOCM)

4 US Exclusive Economic Zone: 3.4 million snm Navigationally Significant Area: 537,000 snm Critical Areas: ,000 snm 2010 ~ 16,000 snm *snm = square nautical miles National Hydrographic Survey Priorities

5 NOAA Hydrographic Survey Priorities Critical, Priority and Re-survey Areas NOAA Hydrographic Survey Priorities Critical, Priority and Re-survey Areas

6 National Hydrographic Survey Priorities Navigationally Significant, Critical, and Re-Survey Areas

7 National Hydrographic Survey Priorities Emerging Arctic Priorities

8 Bering Straits

9 2011 Planned Survey Projects

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11 AIS Vessel Traffic Additional input for determining Survey Priorities

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13 NOAA Ship RAINIER  Foot Hydrographic Vessel  5 Survey Launches  Klein 5000 (4), Reson 7125 (1)Kongsberg EM 710 (Ship Hull Mount)  OP Area – Primarily Alaska and Pacific Coast  700 to 1,000 SNM Per Year  Personnel Complement - 55 RAINIER Seattle, WA

14 NOAA Ship FAIRWEATHER  Foot Hydrographic Vessel  4 Survey Launch Capability  FA - Reson 7111 (100KHz, m) & 8160 (50KHz, m)  Launches - (4) Reson 7125  OP Area – Primarily Alaska  500 to 900 SNM Per Year  Personnel Complement - 36 FAIRWEATHER Ketchikan, AK (2004 refit)

15 NOAA Ship THOMAS JEFFERSON  Foot Hydrographic Vessel  2 Survey Launches  Klein 5000 (3), Reson 7125  OP Area -- East Coast, Gulf of Mexico and Caribbean  400 – 600 SNM Per Year  Ship Outfitted to Tow SSS  Personnel Complement - 33 THOMAS JEFFERSON Norfolk, VA (2003 to NOAA)

16 NOAA’s Hydrographic Data Acquisition Resources Contract surveys contribute over 50% of data acquisition (Approx. $25M per year)

17 Hydrographic Survey Firms Currently On Contract for NOAA Fugro Pelagos – Fugro LADS C & C Technologies SAIC TerraSond David Evans & Associates OSI Williamson and Assoc.


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