Hydrographic Services Review Panel Meeting, September 27th-29th, 2023

CourtNational Oceanic And Atmospheric Administration
Citation88 FR 55668
Published date16 August 2023
Record Number2023-17556
Federal Register, Volume 88 Issue 157 (Wednesday, August 16, 2023)
[Federal Register Volume 88, Number 157 (Wednesday, August 16, 2023)]
                [Pages 55668-55669]
                From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
                [FR Doc No: 2023-17556]
                National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
                Hydrographic Services Review Panel Meeting, September 27th-29th,
                AGENCY: National Ocean Service (NOS), National Oceanic and Atmospheric
                Administration (NOAA).
                ACTION: Notice of public meeting; request for comment.
                SUMMARY: This serves as notice of a public meeting for the NOAA
                Hydrographic Services Review Panel (HSRP) Federal Advisory Committee
                between September 27th, and September 29th, 2023. The agenda for the
                HSRP public meeting will be posted in advance of the meeting on the
                HSRP website. Individuals or groups who would like to comment on NOAA
                navigation, observation, and positioning services topics are encouraged
                to submit public comments in advance of the HSRP public meeting via
                email or during the public meeting via the ``Questions'' function in
                the webinar for the public meeting.
                DATES: Members of the public may attend the NOAA HSRP public meeting in
                person or virtually on the following dates and at the following times:
                 1. September 27th, 2023, 9 a.m.-5:30 p.m. Eastern Time (ET).
                 2. September 28th, 2023, 9 a.m.-5:30 p.m. ET.
                 3. September 29th, 2023, 9 a.m.-12:30 p.m. ET.
                ADDRESSES: Instructions for how to register to attend the HSRP public
                meeting in person and virtually can be found at the following website:
                https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/7026716459954703189. The HSRP
                public meeting agenda, draft meeting documents, presentations, and
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                background materials are posted and updated online and can be found at
                the following HSRP websites: https://www.nauticalcharts.noaa.gov/hsrp/hsrp.html and https://www.nauticalcharts.noaa.gov/hsrp/meetings.html.
                The agenda is subject to change. Past HSRP recommendation letters,
                issue papers, and position papers may be found online at: https://www.nauticalcharts.noaa.gov/hsrp/recommendations.html.
                 Comments for the HSRP public meeting record may be submitted by one
                of the following methods:
                 Email: Send written comments in advance of the HSRP public
                meeting to [email protected], with ``September 2023 HSRP
                meeting public comments'' in the subject line of the email message.
                 Webinar: Submit written comments during the HSRP public
                meeting through the HSRP webinar's ``Questions'' function. As time
                allows, commenters may be invited to orally expand on their written
                comments submitted during the public meeting's public comment periods.
                FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Virginia Dentler, Acting NOAA HSRP
                Program Manager, email: [email protected], phone: 240-507-
                SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The Hydrographic Services Improvement Act of
                1998, as amended (HSIA; 33 U.S.C. 892 et seq.), established the HSRP as
                a Federal Advisory Committee (see 33 U.S.C. 892c) to advise the NOAA
                Administrator ``on matters related to the responsibilities and
                authorities set forth in [33 U.S.C. 892a]'' of the HSIA, ``and such
                other appropriate matters as the Administrator refers to the [HSRP] for
                review and advice.''
                 The HSRP invites NOAA stakeholder feedback and welcomes public
                comments in advance of and during the upcoming HSRP public meeting on
                the use of NOAA's navigation, observations, and positioning data,
                science, products, and services for the National Ocean Service's Center
                for Operational Oceanographic Products and Services, National Geodetic
                Survey, and Office of Coast Survey, and the NOAA/University of New
                Hampshire Joint Hydrographic Center. Public comments sent in advance of
                the HSRP public meeting will be shared with the HSRP members, posted on
                the meeting website, and included in the public record for the meeting.
                Individuals and groups may also submit public comments during the
                meeting through the webinar's ``Questions'' function. These public
                comments will be read into the record during public comment periods. As
                time allows, commenters may be invited to orally expand on their
                written comments during the meeting's public comment periods. Due to
                time constraints, all public comments may not be addressed orally
                during the meeting.
                Matters to Be Considered
                 The HSRP members will focus on the mission and issues relevant to
                NOAA's navigation, observations, and positioning services, and the
                value these services bring the nation, and invite suggestions from
                stakeholders and partners for improvements to these services. This
                suite of NOAA services supports safe and efficient navigation, the blue
                economy, resilient coasts and communities, and the nationwide
                positioning information infrastructure to support America's climate
                needs and commerce. Specifically, the HSRP will consider:
                 National Ocean Service programs' recent activities such as
                the update to the National Spatial Reference System, datums, national
                ocean and coastal mapping goals and the Standard Ocean Mapping
                Protocol, hydrographic surveying, nautical charting, uncrewed systems,
                coastal remote sensing and bathymetric lidar, photogrammetry,
                positioning, sea level rise and water levels in support of ``seamless
                 The status of NOAA's navigation services in the context of
                recent legislation (e.g., the National Defense Authorization Act,
                Bipartisan Infrastructure Law, and Inflation Reduction Act).
                 Measuring, monitoring, and mitigating flooding and sea
                level change and the contribution of NOAA's critical foundational
                geospatial data to projects.
                 NOAA navigation data, products, and services that enable
                further economic growth and impact safe navigation.
                 The geodesy education and training crisis.
                 The exploration of possible benefits and applicability of
                Digital Twin technology to help manage coastal mapping data, maritime
                navigation, fleet management and related applications. Digital Twin
                uses Artificial Intelligence, deep learning, data analytics, and
                modeling to maximize use of tremendous amounts of data.
                 Other topics related to NOAA programs and activities may
                be discussed, such as bathymetric and coastal/ocean modeling, tide and
                current observations, contributions to resilience and coastal data and
                information systems to support planning for climate change, flooding,
                inundation, contributions to the Blue Economy, Physical Oceanographic
                Real-Time System (PORTS[supreg]) ( ) sensor enhancements and expansion,
                Precision Marine Navigation, the transition from raster paper charts to
                Electronic Navigational Charts, geodetic observations, gravity
                modeling, and data stewardship.
                 And, the scientific mapping and technology research
                projects tied to the cooperative agreements between NOAA and partners
                at the University of New Hampshire and the University of South Florida.
                Special Accommodations
                 This public meeting is accessible to people with disabilities and
                there will be sign language interpretation and captioning services.
                Please direct requests for other auxiliary aids to Melanie Colantuno at
                [email protected] at least 10 business days in advance of
                the meeting.
                Benjamin K. Evans,
                Director, Office of Coast Survey, National Ocean Service, National
                Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration.
                [FR Doc. 2023-17556 Filed 8-15-23; 8:45 am]
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