NOAA seeks applicants for hydrographic services advisory panel membership

NOAA is soliciting applications for membership on the Hydrographic Services Review Panel, a federal advisory committee that advises the NOAA administrator on the agency’s hydrographic programs, products and technology. Nominations must be received by May 1, 2019, for a term that starts in 2020. Nominations are on a rolling admission and those received after May 1, 2019, will be kept on file and may be used for panel vacancies.

“The Hydrographic Services Review Panel provides important perspectives on the needs of the maritime sector for improving the next generation of navigation products and services,” said Rear Adm. Shep Smith, Director, NOAA’s Office of Coast Survey. “This is critical to keep commerce flowing through our nation’s ports and waterways, and valuable to NOAA as we continue to work to meet our mission of improving the safety and efficiency of maritime navigation.”

The panel advises NOAA on operations and research issues related to hydrographic surveying, nautical charts, tides and currents, geodetic and geospatial measurements, and coastal preparedness. Applicants should have expertise in marine navigation and technology, port administration, marine shipping or other intermodal transportation industries, cartography and geographic information systems, geodesy, physical oceanography, coastal resource management, including coastal preparedness and emergency response or other science-related fields.

For more information on how to apply, see the Federal Register notice here or visit the HSRP website here.

Andrea Lee