Appendix A
Agency Needs and Activities

Summary of the unfulfilled needs and activities identified by those agencies and entities charged with assessment and mapping of coastal areas, and/or the production of coastal mapping data and products.

Agency or Entity

Identified Unfulfilled Needs for Coastal Mapping and Charting

Activities Related to Coastal Mapping Data and Products

Department of Commerce

National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration

National Environmental Satellite, Data and Information Service (NESDIS)


  • Nationally consistent shoreline definition

  • Data from environmental buoys

  • Wetland characterization

  • Harmful Algal Bloom (HAB) Observing System

  • Satellite-based environmental remote sensing systems for environmental data

  • Coastal Relief Model

  • Bathymetric and geophysical datasets

  • Real-time meteorological data

  • Oceanographic data

  • Tsunami data

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