March 14, 2018
Hello Coast Survey,
This week, navigation response team (NRT) 5 responded to a request from the U.S. Coast Guard (USCG) to locate a tugboat, T/V Captian Mackintire, that recently sank off the coast of Maine. The USCG requested assistance as the tug contained an unknown amount of fuel on board, posing an environmental hazard.
Surveying in a small vessel in Maine during the month of March is highly restricted due to weather and ocean conditions, particularly this week as another nor’easter headed toward the Maine coast. NRT5 found a window of opportunity before the storm and immediately began survey operations. Within 15 minutes, the tug was located.
This is excellent example of Coast Survey’s response capabilities and demonstrates our service to NOAA and the nation. Thank you to NRT 5—Lt. j.g. Dylan Kosten (team lead), Michael Bloom, and Eli Smith—for your dedication and quick thinking.Kathryn Ries
Thirty-five years ago this month, President Ronald Reagan declared a United States Exclusive Economic Zone (EEZ) extending 200 nautical miles from our shores. That area contains 3.4 million square nautical miles of ocean, which is larger than the combined land area of all 50 states.
Be on the lookout for a FEVS follow-up survey for federal employees coming out next week!
3/22 - NOAA ships Fairweather and Rainer 50th Anniversary, Newport, OR
3/26-3/29 - 2018 Joint Canadian Hydrographic and National Surveyors’ Conference in Victoria, BC
4/3-4/5 - Hydrographic Services Review Panel (HSRP) public meeting in Miami
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ESRI Federal GIS Conference, 3/20–3/21, Washington, DC - On Wednesday during lunch the GIS Committee will be hosting the NOAA Special Interest Group meeting in room 144-A. The GIS Committee is looking for individuals to give 5-minute lightning round talks. For more information contact Randy.Warren@noaa.gov.
NOAA Environmental Data Management Workshop, 4/23–4/24, Silver Spring, MD
ESRI International User Conference, 7/9-7/13, San Diego, CA (Conference Travel Request)