NOAA
Office of Coast Survey
National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
U.S. Department of Commerce

December 7, 2016

Hello Coast Survey,

I am pleased to report that we had another very successful visit here in Silver Spring with the delegation from Cuba’s National Office of Hydrography and Geodesy. We had the opportunity to discuss revisions to the U.S. Cuba international chart (INT chart 4149) and are well on our way to releasing it in late December. This marks a historical milestone for Coast Survey as it is not only the first cooperative charting product between the U.S. and Cuba during the modern era, but it is possibly the last new international chart our agency will create. You can read more about this project in our spotlight section below and on our blog. Superb work by all who made this visit such a success!

Rear Admiral Shepard M. Smith
Rear Admiral Shepard M. Smith