Integrated Ocean and Coastal Mapping

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Mandates and Drivers

Timeline Key

Federal agency participation in integrated ocean and coastal mapping efforts are the result of numerous legislative mandates as well as domestic and international drivers. Below is a timeline showing the key IOCM mandates and drivers that have been identified by members of the IWG-OCM. Each mandate and driver is displayed according to the legend on the right. Hover over each item to get a brief description, including hyperlinks to obtain more information.