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Department of Commerce Priorities March 27, 2008 Ed Morris Director, Office of Space Commercialization (OSC) National Oceanic & Atmospheric Administration.

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1 Department of Commerce Priorities March 27, 2008 Ed Morris Director, Office of Space Commercialization (OSC) National Oceanic & Atmospheric Administration U.S. Department of Commerce

2 2 DOC as Space-Based PNT User National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration Vessel/aircraft navigation Fisheries enforcement Remote sensing GIS Surveying Weather forecasting Climate monitoring Space weather prediction Satellite operations National Institute of Standards and Technology Time transfer Census Bureau Locate homes Plot population trends

3 3 DOC as Space-Based PNT Provider/Developer NOAA National Continuously Operating Reference Stations (CORS) network –Online Positioning User Service (OPUS) Analysis Center Coordinator for the International GNSS Service (IGS) Atmospheric models –Troposphere –Ionosphere Guidelines for real-time networks NIST Atomic clock R&D

4 4 DOC as Space-Based PNT Manager/Promoter Member of National Executive Committee Hosts National Coordination Office Represents commercial and civil interests in PNT policy processes Leads international talks to ensure fair trade in PNT markets Engages in public and international outreach Studies economic importance of space-based PNT Co-manages spectrum used by GPS (with FCC) Sets guidelines for user equipment exports

5 5 OSC Accomplishments & Activities Over Past Year Legislation related to NCO/EXCOM support Letters regarding Galileo receiver marketing U.S.-Japan cooperation –QZSS monitoring in Guam U.S.-Australia cooperation Semi-codeless GPS study Civil GPS funding strategy International strategy reviews Distress Alerting Satellite System for GPS III GPS radio occultation data –Industry day at DOC NOAA GPS workshop Congressional event NCO outreach support –PNT.gov, GPS.gov –GPS Adventures exhibit –High Frontier article Wide Range of PNT-Related Engagement

6 6 OSC Priorities for 2008 U.S. industry access to Galileo markets –User equipment makers –Value-added service providers –Component/Subsystem suppliers Economic benefits studies –GPS modernization –WAAS alternatives Distress Alerting Satellite System for GPS III Congressional action on proposed legislation Continuous Industry Interaction and Feedback is Key

7 7 Space Commerce Bill Proposed legislation seeks to update responsibilities of the Office of Space Commercialization Serve as principal unit in DOC for space commerce policy activities Foster conditions for economic growth and technological advancement Represent space commerce interests within USG and internationally Promote advancement of U.S. geospatial technologies Support national space-based PNT organizations Solidify long-term, effective USG PNT Advocacy

8 8 Contact Information Ed Morris Director, Office of Space Commercialization National Oceanic & Atmospheric Administration U.S. Department of Commerce (202) 482-6125 Email: space.commerce@noaa.gov Web: www.nesdis.noaa.gov/spacespace.commerce@noaa.govwww.nesdis.noaa.gov/space


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