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NOAA Sets Sail for Hydrographic Survey Season

1 May 2014, 12:59 pm

NOAA Ship Fairweather

NOAA’s Office of Coast Survey will manage and conduct hydrographic surveys covering more than 2,000 square nautical miles in U.S. waters this year. Hydrographic surveys measure water depths and collect data that characterize the ocean floor, and are used to update nautical charts, identify hazards to navigation, map coastal habitats, and assist state governments with infrastructure projects (the siting of wind farms, for example).

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