Virtual HSRP meeting for September 23-24, 2020:
September 23, 2020, 1-5:30pm EDT
September 24, 2020, 1-5pm EDT

Meeting Federal Register Notice:

Federal Register Notice for HSRP Public Meeting, Sept 23 - 24, 2020 and request for comments to development of 2 implementation plans for coastal and ocean mapping strategies by Sept 15

Meeting Flier: Webinar Flier HSRP Meeting September 23-24 2020 v27Aug2020.pdf
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09-23-2020 from: 1:00 PM - 5:30 PM Eastern Time
09-24-2020 from: 1:00 PM - 5:00 PM Eastern Time

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Public Comments: Public comments and letters are requested via email by September 15, 2020, to address the development of the implementation plans for the 2 ocean and coastal mapping strategies:

1) NOMEC is the "Establishing a National Strategy for Mapping, Exploring, and Characterizing the U.S. Exclusive Economic Zone, June 2020" at:

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

The comments should address developing implementation plans for NOMEC, Section 1.2: Develop an Implementation Plan for the National Strategy, and the Alaska Coastal Mapping Strategy (ACMS).

The comments to the implementation plans for the NOMEC and ACMS and related HSRP topics will be shared with the HSRP members in advance and included in the meeting record.

Please email letters and comments by September 15 to:,, and
Agenda: September 23-24 2020 WEB Agenda NOAA HSRP 22 September 2020 v3.4.pdf
Meeting Documents:
Reference Materials and Links:

Background material on HSRP:

Background material on Ocean Mapping:

Speaker Bios:

Wednesday, September 23, 2020

Opening Remarks:
The Honorable Don Young, U.S. House of Representatives, State of Alaska (video)
Video Transcript

Flash Updates: Opportunities and Challenges for NOS’s Navigation Services Portfolio:

Development of the implementation plans for two ocean and coastal mapping strategies: NOMEC and ACMS

Thursday, September 24, 2020

HSRP Technical Working Group update: Precision Marine Navigation Challenges in Restricted Visibility and Fog

HSRP Group Updates

Webinar Audio:
Transcripts: Closed Captions:
HSRP letter to NOAA:
NOAA Response: NOAA Jacobs response letter to Saade HSRP 12-21-20
Meeting Report Summary: NOAA HSRP minutes September 23-24 2020

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: 11/5/2020