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What's New: March 2013

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NOAA Releases Coastal Population Trends Report

If current population trends continue, the already crowded U.S. coast will see population grow from 123 million people to nearly 134 million people by 2020, putting more of the population at increased risk from extreme coastal storms like Sandy and Isaac, which severely damaged infrastructure and property last year. More...

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NOAA’s Coast Survey plans for new Arctic nautical charts

NOAA's Coast Survey office has issued an updated Arctic Nautical Charting Plan, as a major effort to improve inadequate chart coverage for Arctic areas experiencing increasing vessel traffic due to ice diminishment. With less sea ice and more ship traffic, new charts are needed for safety. NOAA plans to create 14 new charts to complement the existing chart coverage. More...