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  • January 07, 2021 5:00 PM | Rachel Bobich (Administrator)

    All, 

    Please take interest or help to identify a pool of very well qualified candidates who may be interested to submit a nomination to the NOAA Hydrographic Services Review Panel (HSRP), a Federal Advisory Committee that advises the NOAA Administrator.  

    The NOAA Hydrographic Services Review Panel (HSRP) announces the 2022 Call for Nominations and notes the information is published in a Federal Register Notice: 

    Federal Register Notice for HSRP Call for Nominations for 2022:

     https://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2020/12/29/2020-28746/hydrographic-services-review-panel         

    Due date and requirements: 

    Nominations are due via email no later than April 26, 2021, are limited to 8 pages, require a cover letter with response to 5 questions, a short bio and a resume as noted in the FRN below

    While nominations are due on April 26 for a start date of January 1, 2022, you're encouraged to make early submissions. There is a rolling admission - and if you miss the April 26, 2021 deadline, we will keep your nomination on file for future HSRP panel openings. 

    For the nomination requirements, background on the HSRP panel, and NOAA's National Ocean Service navigation service programs, data and information, please find the following links below.

    NOAA HSRP Nomination Information - Federal Register Notice & FAQs:

    - HSRP Nomination information:    

          https://www.nauticalcharts.noaa.gov/hsrp/call-application.html https://www.nauticalcharts.noaa.gov/hsrp/call-application.html 

    -  Federal Register Notice for HSRP Call for Nominations for 2022:

          https://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2020/12/29/2020-28746/hydrographic-services-review-panel  

    FAQs HSRP call for nominations for new members 29DEC2020.pdf            

    NOAA HSRP background information:

    - HSRP recommendations to NOAA:

          https://www.nauticalcharts.noaa.gov/hsrp/recommendations.html

    - HSRP Member info/bios:        https://www.nauticalcharts.noaa.gov/hsrp/panel.html       

    - HSRP Public Meetings:          https://www.nauticalcharts.noaa.gov/hsrp/meetings.html           

    - HSRP Working Groups:         https://www.nauticalcharts.noaa.gov/hsrp/workinggroups.html

    - HSRP Information:               

     https://www.nauticalcharts.noaa.gov/hsrp/hsrp.html 

    NOAA's National Ocean Service navigation service programs, data and information:  

    https://www.nauticalcharts.noaa.gov/hsrp/navigation-services-portfolio.html

    https://www.nauticalcharts.noaa.gov/hsrp/navigation-services-portfolio/nos-navigation-services-tri-offices-synopsis-products-data-services-v21apr2020.pdf 

    HSRP recommendations and issue papers: 

    https://www.nauticalcharts.noaa.gov/hsrp/hsrp.htm

    Please feel free to contact me with questions.  

    Sincerely, Lynne Mersfelder-Lewis

    Program Manager, Hydrographic Services Review Panel, Federal Advisory Committee 

    Office of Coast Survey, National Ocean Service, NOAA, N/CS

    Phone: 240-533-0064; cell 240-691-6106; Lynne.Mersfelder@noaa.gov

  • December 11, 2020 2:09 PM | Haley Hollis (Administrator)

    THSOA is looking to fill the following board positions for 2021:

    • President-elect
    • Trustee at Large

    The membership of The Hydrographic Society of America Inc. will be electing members to serve on the THSOA board.

    If any member in good standing is aware of a member who would be willing to serve on the board of trustees, please feel free to nominate that individual.

    Nominees must meet the following criteria:

    • Must be a member in good standing  
    • Must be willing to serve on a volunteer basis. 
    Nominations will be reviewed by the current Board and posted on the Society’s website in January. The election will be voted via the website by electronic ballot.   

    Nominations should be emailed to admin@thsoa.org. Please include the email address and phone number of the nominee.

    Nominations should be turned in by January 1, 2021.

  • December 11, 2020 1:05 PM | Haley Hollis (Administrator)

    THSOA is now taking nominations for the 2021 Hall of Fame!

    THSOA is now taking nominations for the 2021 Hall of Fame!

    The Hall of Fame is a THSOA program that honors individuals who have made significant contributions to hydrographic science and/or to our society. Nominations will close on February 1st, 2021. No further nominations will be accepted after the deadline. THSOA & the Hall of Fame Committee will induct up to three (3) members into the Hall of Fame at the 2021 U.S. Hydrographic Conference.

    Who May Be Nominated and By Whom:

    Any THSOA member in good standing may nominate any individual for induction into the Hall of Fame so long as the nominee meets one of the following criteria:

    1. Nominee must have advanced the science of hydrographic surveying.
    2. Nominee must have a distinguished career as a hydrographic surveyor.
    3. Nominee must have a history of service to the hydrographic community and/or to THSOA.

    Submitting Nominations

    To Submit your nominations, please visit: HERE and fill out the THSOA Hall of Fame Nominations Form. Your submissions will be sent to Pat Sanders, Chairman of the THSOA Hall of Fame Committee. All nominations must be received no later than February 1st, 2021.

    Nomination Process

    Once nominations have closed, the Chairman of the Hall of Fame Committee shall gather all nominations received and forward a summary to all Hall of Fame Committee members. The nominations summary will be reviewed by the Hall of Fame Committee members and a short-list will be generated from all nominees submitted to a total of five (5) nominees. The Hall of Fame committee will then cast their vote for the 2021 Hall of Fame nominees.

  • November 18, 2020 2:34 PM | Haley Hollis (Administrator)

    Thank you to everyone who made the recent THSOA National webinar a success. For those of you we missed, you will be able to find a recording of the event on our YouTube channel.

    When you click the link to watch the video, please take the time to subscribe to our channel as we begin a plan to grow our content.


  • November 06, 2020 9:33 AM | Rachel Bobich (Administrator)

    The United States National Ocean Mapping, Exploration, and Characterization Council (NOMEC Council) Seeks Public Input on Ocean Mapping, Exploration, and Characterization Efforts in the U.S. EEZ  

    Public may provide written input by November 12 and participate in online sessions November 16 and 18

    NOMEC Listening Sessions_Nov1618_2020.pdf

    The National Ocean Mapping, Exploration, and Characterization Council (NOMEC Council), a group of federal agencies established to carry out the National Strategy for Mapping, Exploring, and Characterizing the United States Exclusive Economic Zone, is requesting your input on developing an Implementation Plan and setting strategic priorities for the effort to map the entire U.S. Exclusive Economic Zone (EEZ) by 2040 and explore and characterize strategic areas.

    WHAT:

    The public is invited to two Virtual Public Listening Sessions to discuss the NOMEC Strategy and Implementation Plan:

    ·  Session #1: Ocean Exploration and Characterization [November 16, 2:00-3:30pm EST via Zoom]

    ·  Session #2: Ocean Mapping [November 18, 2:00-3:30pm EST via Zoom]

    REGISTRATION

    Session 1: Ocean Exploration and Characterization Nov 16, 2020 @ 2:00pm Eastern Time

    ·  Register https://nsf.zoomgov.com/meeting/register/vJItfumsqDwoGIDLdHYa_l4ASgzeK_mWmwI

    Session 2: Ocean Mapping Nov 18, 2020 @ 2:00pm Eastern Time

    ·  Register https://nsf.zoomgov.com/meeting/register/vJIscemqqjkuGj4ou4-EL5AZJ6f8pZJw0Sc

    After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting. 

    REQUEST FOR COMMENTS

    The public is particularly encouraged to provide comments via email on the development of the NOMEC Implementation Plan and strategic priorities. Please submit comments and letters by email no later than Nov 12, 2020, to nomec.execsec@noaa.gov, with subject line "Public Comment on Implementation Plan for the National Strategy" for request #1 and subject line, "Public Comment on Exploration Priorities for the Implementation Plan" for request #2. 

    1.     Implementing a National Strategy for Mapping, Exploring, and Characterizing the U.S. EEZ The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) issued a notice stating that the NOMEC Council requests input from all interested parties on the development of an Implementation Plan for the National Strategy for Mapping, Exploring, and Characterizing the U.S. EEZ (“National Strategy”). Input should be provided by 12 November85 Fed. Reg. 64446 (10/13/20) [https://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2020/10/13/2020-22411/request-for-comment-implementation-plan-for-the-national-strategy-for-ocean-mapping-exploring-and].

    2.     Strategic priorities for mapping, exploring, and characterizing the U.S. EEZ NOAA issued a second notice stating that the NOMEC Council requests input from all interested parties on the strategic priorities to be included in the Implementation Plan for the National Strategy. Input should be provided by 12 November85 Fed. Reg. 64448 (10/13/20) [https://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2020/10/13/2020-22413/request-for-information-implementation-plan-for-the-national-strategy-for-mapping-exploring-and].

    All responses and questions can be addressed to nomec.execsec@noaa.gov. Please reach out for additional information or questions regarding NOMEC.

    TARGET AUDIENCE:

    The NOMEC Council seeks input from non-federal stakeholders interested mapping, exploration, and characterization from all sectors, including academia, non-profit, industry, and community partners. Please forward to anyone who may be interested.

    BACKGROUND:

    In November 2019, the United States issued the Presidential Memorandum on Ocean Mapping of the United States Exclusive Economic Zone and Shoreline and Nearshore of Alaska. Section 2 calls for Federal agencies to develop a strategy to conduct ocean mapping, exploration, and characterization exercises to meet the mandate to map the entire U.S. EEZ by 2040 and explore and characterize priority areas. Following this directive, in June of 2020, the White House released the National Strategy for Mapping, Exploring, and Characterizing the United States Exclusive Economic Zone. This document sets forth a National Strategy for Mapping, Exploring, and Characterizing the United States Exclusive Economic Zone (EEZ), for enhancing opportunities for collaboration among interagency and non-United States Government entities with respect to those activities, and creates the NOMEC Council. Public input is essential for developing the Implementation Plan to carry out the goals and objectives outlined in the National Strategy. The first federal register notice seeks input on the Implementation Plan to carry out the national strategy and the second federal register notice solicits input on the strategic priorities for exploration and characterization activities.


  • August 08, 2020 10:04 PM | Haley Hollis (Administrator)

    Thank you to everyone who made the recent THSOA National webinar a success. For those of you we missed, you will be able to find a recording of the event on our YouTube channel.

    When you click the link to watch the video, please take the time to subscribe to our channel as we begin a plan to grow our content.


    This webinar was an update to our membership on new developments:

    • Introduction of the new board
    • Providing status of the 2021 US Hydro conference
    • Introduce the new strategic direction THSOA is pursuing
    • Brief membership on changes to the by-laws
    • Exciting new technical presentation
    • Take questions and feedback
  • June 29, 2020 10:48 AM | Haley Hollis (Administrator)

    Millions of Americans think they’re safe from flood waters. They aren’t.

    Some federal flood maps haven’t been updated in years. This new, nationwide flood risk tool includes projections to 2050.

    KYLE BAGENSTOSE, DINAH PULVER AND KEVIN CROWE, USA TODAY 
    UPDATED 8:06 A.M. CDT JUNE 29, 2020

    A new, nationwide flood modeling tool released Monday paints a picture of the U.S. as a country woefully underprepared for damaging floods, now and in the future.

    The federal government’s best efforts to predict where flooding will strike have underestimated the risk to nearly 6 million homes and commercial properties primarily in the nation’s interior, leaving them unprepared for potential devastation, the analysis shows.

    Meanwhile, the model prepares residents of coastal states and cities for risks to come as their communities head toward a future of more intense storms and rising seas.

    Experts say the analysis is the latest evidence of a decades-long bungling of flood planning and policy at multiple levels of government across the country. And it presents difficult new questions about who will pay billions of dollars to save communities from going underwater: homeowners, towns and cities, or the U.S. taxpayer?

    “Who is going to pay and how we are going to pay, is the ultimate question,” said A.R. Siders, a professor at the University of Delaware’s Disaster Research Center.

    read the article here: https://www.usatoday.com/in-depth/news/investigations/2020/06/29/real-estate-millions-more-homes-risk-flood-might-need-insurance/3217450001/

  • June 25, 2020 12:27 PM | Haley Hollis (Administrator)

    The MSRC Releases Instructional Video on the IHO standard S-102 Bathymetric Surface Product


    Quebec City, Quebec, Canada – June 23, 2020 – The Maritime Simulation and Resource Centre (MSRC), a world-class pilot simulation training and port feasibility studies facility, is pleased to announce the release of an informational video on the new S-102 standards on surface bathymetry products.
     
    In the video, Captain Pascal Rhéaume, pilot and member of the technical committee for the Corporation of Lower St-Lawrence Pilots, an active stakeholder involved in the project, introduces the progress made on the development of the S-102 standards. He presents a brief history of navigational charts and explains how technology has allowed these charts to evolve concurrently with the maritime industry as a whole. Captain Rhéaume highlights the groundbreaking benefits of these new standards and how they can greatly improve navigational safety for all seafarers across the globe.
     
    As mentioned in a previous joint press release on November 5, 2019, the Canadian Hydrographic Service (CHS) wishes to promote the implementation of the new S-100 standards to provide mariners with access to additional information (bathymetry, surface currents and water levels) and greater versatility in the display of these data. CHS took advantage of World Hydrography Day to present the work conducted in relation to the S-102 standards and to broadcast Captain Rhéaume's video.
     
    To watch the video, visit the MSRC’s website at https://sim-pilot.com/en/photo-gallery/


  • September 23, 2019 11:57 AM | Deleted user


    The Hydrographic Society of America (THSOA) is awarding three (3) scholarships (not including travel or accommodation) to the 79th Multibeam Sonar Training Course hosted by UNB-OMG/UNH-CCOM. https://mbcourse.com

     The scholarship is available to our student members or recent graduate members. The scholarship for this training course only covers course materials and lunch for 6 days. Accommodations & travel are not included. 

    Please find the scholarship application here: MBC Application form.docx. To submit your application to this scholarship, please email your completed application to: Michael.redmayne@teledyne.com . The deadline to submit your application is November 15th, 2019 at 12:00pm with awards by December 1st, 2019.

    To be eligible for the scholarship, you must: 

    1.   Be a student or recent graduate (within three years).

    2.   Be a THSOA member in good standing.

    3.   Submit a 200 word essay describing why you should be selected for this training opportunity.

    4.   Selected members are required to arrange through their local Chapter Chair to give a presentation at their local Hydrographic Society Chapter on their experience and what they learned.

    5.   Submit your application via the link above which includes submitting a paragraph answer to THSOA on why you should attend the Multibeam Sonar Training Course. 

    THSOA would like to express our thanks to the organizers of the Multibeam Sonar Training Course for their generous donation. They graciously donated a course registration to THSOA. THSOA also purchased two additional registrations for the scholarship. 

    The 79th UNB-OMG/UNH-CCOM Multibeam Sonar Training Course will be held from January 6th thru the 11th, 2020 at the Bourbon Orleans Hotel. Course information can be found online at https://mbcourse.com 

    If you have questions regarding the scholarship or scholarship application, please email admin@thsoa.org.

    If you have questions regarding the Multibeam Sonar Training Course, please contact Lindsay Gee at info@mbcourse.com.



  • September 05, 2019 10:22 AM | Deleted user

    THSOA Board of Trustees Election 2019

    Positions to be filled:      President – two year term

    Secretary – two-year term,

    Trustee at Large #1 – two-year term

    Trustee at Large #2 – two-year term

     

    The membership of The Hydrographic Society of America Inc. will be electing members to serve  on the THSOA board of trustees this fall. 

    Our Society’s bylaws require that we submit nominations to the nominating committee by October the 15th and hold elections by November 15th. Results of the election will be announced in late December. Newly elected officers and trustees at large will assume their duties on January 1, 2020 and serve two year terms.

    If any member in good standing is aware of a member who would be willing to serve on the board of trustees, please feel free to nominate that individual. Be aware that the nominee must be a member in good standing (dues are current) and must be willing to serve on a volunteer basis. Nominations will be reviewed by the nominating committee and posted on the Society’s website by the end of October. The election will be voted via the website by electronic ballot.   

    Nominations should be emailed to Richard Byrd at Rbyrd48227@aol.com. Please include the email address and phone number of the nominee.

    Thank you for your support of THSOA

    Nominating Committee Chairman

    Richard Byrd





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