A look back at 2023 and the Office of Coast Survey’s significant activities throughout the year

NOAA’s Office of Coast Survey is reflecting on a successful and remarkable 2023! We completed many significant activities with meaningful impacts. As we look ahead to more progress in 2024, we are proud to share some highlights of the past year in our Coast Survey Year in Review ArcGIS StoryMap.

Completing and publishing our new Coast Survey Strategic Plan stands out as one of our signature achievements for 2023. This plan sets our course for the next five years and fits within the context of the new National Ocean Service Strategic Plan. To emphasize the importance of our new Strategic Plan, we’re presenting our 2023 accomplishments organized under the pillars it lays out:

  • Goal 1 — Expand and strengthen U.S. capabilities to acquire high-value ocean and coastal geospatial data.
  • Goal 2 — Deliver products and services that advance safe navigation, increase coastal resilience, and support data-driven decision making.
  • Goal 3 — Enhance and sustain a highly skilled, diverse, and thriving workforce.
  • Goal 4 — Evolve Coast Survey’s systems and processes to improve timely product development and delivery. 

We hope you enjoy reviewing these 2023 highlights! Scan these stories, digest the metrics, enjoy the pictures and maps, and follow the links to dig in for more details.  We are confident you’ll agree, Coast Survey is solidly on track to deliver our third century of safe, efficient maritime navigation and more for the nation.

An image of a rocky coastline with a superimposed graphic showing 2023 by the numbers and goals obtained throughout the year in the Office of Coast Survey.

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