Integrated Ocean and Coastal Mapping

Map Once, Use Many Times

NOAA IOCM Coordination Team

NOAA’s IOCM Coordination Team consists of 25 programs inside NOAA that collect, use or steward ocean and coastal mapping data. The team embraces a cooperative approach to the suite of activities needed to implement integrated mapping. Many NOAA IOCM members actively partner within and outside of the agency. Members of the NOAA IOCM Coordination Team work together to meet NOAA's mapping needs, modify projects to meet more than one objective, and improve NOAA's ability to use data for multiple applications (i.e., bathymetry for charting and bottom type for habitat mapping). NOAA also partners with federal, state, and local governments, academia, non-governmental organizations and the private sector to develop mapping standards and techniques, improve data management and access, and implement cooperative projects. These partnerships include specific projects, joint research efforts, and established ocean policy groups such as the federal Interagency Working Group on Ocean and Coastal Mapping. NOAA members are featured below: