Posted: Nov 26, 2012 4:14 AM by AP
NEW ORLEANS (AP) - Navigation safety and the accuracy of land information data for coastal management are among topics to be discussed this week at a meeting of a National Oceanographic and Atmospheric Administration advisory group.
Commercial shipping and natural hazard warning and response for the Gulf region will also be discussed in public meetings Tuesday through Thursday by the Hydrographic Services Review Panel.
It will hear from people and businesses using NOAA's navigation data, products and services. Products include hydrographic surveys, nautical charts, tides and geodetic and geospatial measurements.
NOAA invites coastal planners, emergency responders and others who use the data to attend the meetings at the Astor Crowne Plaza. Public comment sessions are scheduled each afternoon.
Details and meeting agenda are available on the Office of Coast Survey website.