2020 and 2021 HSRP meetings:
September 23 – 24, 2020, Virtual Meeting
March / April / May 2021, Honolulu, Hawaii
August / September 2021, Washington, DC Area


NOAA has postponed the HSRP Oahu public meeting previously scheduled for April 28-30, 2020, to March / April / May or later in 2021.


Please send public comments to

The HSRP encourages and welcomes public comments on the topics under the purview of the HSRP for discussion at the public meetings. You can submit comments in advance via a letter or an email, onsite in person at the meetings for no more than 2 minutes (and not repeating other comments), or during the meeting in writing by using the webinar chat function at the public meeting. All comments will be entered into the public record.


The next membership nomination period is for a start date of January 2022. Nominations are due no later than April 16, 2021, for a term starting January 2022. Terms are for a 4 year period.

Please submit your nomination now and it will be kept on file in case of unexpected openings. Please submit an email with your contact information and a request if you would like to receive a reminder note for the 2022 nomination period to or sign up here.

Please see below for more information on HSRP membership and the Call for Nominations process.

You can find more information on the nominations process and HSRP here: Nomination information:

Federal Register Notice:

HSRP recommendations and issue papers:

HSRP working groups:

Current and past members and specialty areas:


MEETING VENUE: To be announced in April 2020. Please register for the meeting to receive an update via email.

ANNOUNCEMENTS and RSVPs: While RSVPs are not required for the meeting, we’d appreciate knowing you will attend to plan for seating. To register go here.

To be added to the list for meeting announcements or updates, please send an email with your name, organization and email to: and

DATE and TIME*: *times and speakers are subject to change. All times are listed in Hawaii Standard Time (HST)

Tuesday, April 28, 9am to 5pm HST
Wednesday, April 29, 8:30am to 12noon HST
Thursday, April 30, 8:30am to 5pm HST

WEBINAR: The webinar times are listed in Hawaii Standard Time. Please plan to log in at least 15 minutes in advance to allow the updates to be installed and for troubleshooting as necessary. Please register in advance for the HSRP Public Meeting webinar:

TOPICS: The HSRP Federal Advisory Committee public meeting will focus on topics related to navigation services. There will be updates from the three HSRP working groups (WG) including the Planning and Engagement WG, Technology WG, and Arctic Priorities WG, review and discussion of proposed priorities for the HSRP, issue papers and recommendations to NOAA, comments and suggestions regarding regional, state and national priorities. There will be updates from the National Ocean Service program offices related to navigation services – National Geodetic Service, the Center for Operational Oceanographic Products and Services, the Office of Coast Survey as well as the University of New Hampshire’s Joint Hydrographic Center and Center for Coastal and Ocean Mapping. The agenda times and speakers are subject to change so please reference the most recent draft online.

PUBLIC COMMENTS: The HSRP is seeking public comments on the value of NOS products, and to offer recommendations to improve NOAA's navigation data, services, and products. Comments related to navigation services are encouraged and welcome in advance, in person or via the chat function during the webinar. Please send your advance letter or comment to,, and It will be noted and entered as part of the public record of the meeting.

MEETING MATERIALS: The HSRP agenda, Federal Register Notice, speaker presentations, speaker biographies, meeting documents, and other information will be posted in advance of the meeting at:

PURPOSE: 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 sought.


Virginia Dentler, NOAA National Ocean Service, Center for Operational Oceanographic Products and Services, email:

HSRP Special Report 2007 cover
Ports, Waterways and the U.S. Marine Transportation System--The vital link to economic prosperity and American jobs.


In October 2003, Secretary of Commerce Don Evans established the Hydrographic Services Review Panel as directed by the Hydrographic Services Improvement Act of 2002, Public Law 107-372. The Panel is composed of a diverse field of experts in hydrographic surveying, vessel pilotage, port administration, tides and currents, coastal zone management, geodesy, recreational boating, marine transportation, and academia. Advice from this panel will assist in addressing NOAA’s strategic plan to improve the nation's marine transportation system and NOAA’s plans to support commerce with world-class products and services that will help ensure safe, efficient and environmentally sound marine transportation.

For further information please contact:

NOAA Hydrographic Services Review Panel
1315 East-West Highway
SSMC3, N/CS, room 6127
Silver Spring, MD 20910

Contact Information

For further information please contact:

NOAA Hydrographic Services Review Panel
1315 East-West Highway
SSMC3, N/CS, room 6127
Silver Spring, MD 20910

Revised: 7/10/2020