AGENCY: National Ocean Service, National Oceanic and Atmospheric
Administration (NOAA), Department of Commerce.
ACTION: Notice of membership solicitation for Hydrographic Services
SUMMARY: In accordance with the Hydrographic Service Improvements Act
of 1998, as amended (33 U.S.C. 892 et seq.), the National Oceanic and
Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) is soliciting nominations for
membership on its Hydrographic Services Review Panel (HSRP). The HSRP,
a Federal advisory committee, advises the Administrator on matters
related to the responsibilities and authorities set forth in section
303 of the Hydrographic Services Improvement Act and such other
appropriate matters as the Administrator refers to the Panel for review
and advice. Those responsibilities and authorities include, but are not
limited to: Acquiring and disseminating hydrographic data and providing
hydrographic services, as those terms are defined in the Act;
promulgating standards for hydrographic data and services; ensuring
comprehensive geographic coverage of hydrographic services; and
testing, developing, and operating vessels, equipment, and technologies
necessary to ensure safe navigation and maintain operational expertise
in hydrographic data acquisition and hydrographic services.
The Act states that "voting members of the Panel shall be
individuals who, by reason of knowledge, experience, or training, are
especially qualified in one or more of the disciplines and fields
relating to hydrographic data and hydrographic services, marine
transportation, port administration, vessel pilotage, coastal and
fishery management, and other disciplines as determined appropriate by
the Administrator.'' As such, the NOAA Administrator welcomes
applications from individuals with expertise in marine navigation, port
administration, marine shipping or other intermodal transportation
industries, cartography and geographic information systems, geospatial
data management, geodesy, physical oceanography, coastal resource
management, including coastal resilience and emergency response, and
other related fields. As a Federal Advisory Committee, NOAA seeks to
balance the HSRP composition to ensure a range of membership
viewpoints, expertise, and geographic representation.
To apply for membership on the Panel, applicants are asked to
provide: (1) A cover letter that responds to the five "Short Response
Questions'' listed below as a statement of interest to serve on the
Panel, and to highlight specific areas of expertise relevant to the
purpose of the Panel; (2) the nominee's area(s) of expertise from the
list above; (3) a current resume; and (4) the nominee's full name,
title, institutional affiliation, and contact information. Applications
should be submitted electronically to the email address specified below
or use the nomination form at the following address, http://www.nauticalcharts.noaa.gov/ocs/hsrp/hsrp.htm. The entire package
should be 6 pages or fewer in total. NOAA is an equal opportunity
Short Response Questions
- List the area(s) of expertise, as listed above, which you would best represent on this Panel.
- List the geographic region(s) of the country with which you primarily associate your expertise.
- Describe your leadership or professional experiences which you believe will contribute to the effectiveness of this Panel.
- Describe your familiarity and experience with NOAA navigation data, products, and services.
- Generally describe the breadth and scope of stakeholders, users, or other groups whose views and input you believe you can represent on the Panel.
DATES: Cover letter, responses, and current resume materials should be
submitted electronically or sent to the address specified below under
further contact information. All materials must be received by August
ADDRESSES: Submit your cover letter, responses, and current resume
materials electronically to Hydroservices.email@example.com.
FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Lynne Mersfelder-Lewis, HSRP Program
Manager, NOAA National Ocean Service, Office of Coast Survey, NOAA (N/
CS), 1315 East West Highway, SSMC3 Rm 6864, Silver Spring, Maryland
20910; Telephone: 301-713-2705 x199, Email:
Hydroservices.firstname.lastname@example.org or Lynne.Mersfelder@noaa.gov; or visit the
NOS HSRP Web site at http://www.nauticalcharts.noaa.gov/ocs/hsrp/hsrp.htm.