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This page lists upcoming STAR Science Forum seminars. Unless
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Dr. Rochelle Wigley and Dr. Shachak Pe'eri
University of New Hampshire Center for Coastal and Ocean Mapping
Overview of NOAA’s Nautical Chart Adequacy Workshop
Presentation file posted here when available.
||Thursday, July 16, 2015
10:00 a.m. - 12:30 pm EST
Conference Room 4552, NCWCP, 5830 University Research Court, College Park, MD
The International Hydrographic Office C-55 publication addresses
the need to improve the collection, quality and availability of
hydrographic data world-wide, while also monitoring and rectifying
possible deficiencies and shortcomings that are presented on the
chart. This task of evaluating the adequacy of nautical chart
products poses a challenge to many national hydrographic offices.
This stems from the dearth of readily available spatial information:
namely, the lack of reliable and accessible vessel traffic data, and
little means to assess the changing nature of both near-shore
bathymetry and shoreline in a simple and reliable manner.
A workshop was designed and developed internally at NOAA
headquarters by Dr. Shachak Pe'eri and LTJG Anthony Klemm for
International Hydrographic offices to use publically-available
information. The goals of this workshop are: 1. Develop a chart
adequacy assessment procedure using automatic-identification system
(AIS) data and satellite-derived bathymetry (SDB) that can be
applied in OCS. The procedure will be low cost and could be readily
applied by HO's worldwide. 2. Train an international group of
hydrographers through a two day workshop in Silver Spring, MD in
summer 2015. 3. Replicate the methodology internationally 4. Develop
a globally recognized, documented procedure for assessing chart
adequacy based on the depth, main traffic routes and the last
available survey in the area (without ranking based on
regional/local geo-political prioritization, e.g., tourism or
Also in attendance will be GEBCO Scholar students and workshop
participants who may give short summaries of their work
Karen Marks, 301-683-3327
or Nolvia Herrera, 301-683-3308