As "ambassadors" to the nation's maritime community, the 12 regional navigation managers of NOAA's Office of Coast Survey understand the value and economic importance of America's maritime transportation system. In early 2011, they will conduct extensive outreach to better understand emerging requirements and ensure that NOAA's products and services promote the safe and efficient movement of U.S. exports and commerce.
NOAA's navigation managers will meet with the following organizations:
In addition, the navigation manager for Alaska will participate in a planning meeting on January 13 to explore NOAA's role in the interagency effort to relocate the native village of Newtok to its new site on Nelson Island. The village's original location is deteriorating due to severe erosion and flooding.