Coast Survey is taking charting discussions to a new level with the cruise line industry, starting by briefing association officials and company representatives last week. During a maritime safety meeting with Cruise Line International Association (CLIA) staff and representatives of major U.S. cruise lines, Coast Survey representatives explained NOAA’s paradigm shift from traditional chart “editions” to continuous chart downloads. Learning how NOAA’s new approach to chart updates can improve transit efficiency was at the forefront of discussions. CLIA and OCS are meeting next month for technical discussions on future charting priorities, crowdsourcing, and chart adequacy.
Original article: Coast Survey Works with Cruise Industry on Contemporary Chart Updates