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Interagency Working Group on Ocean and Coastal Mapping

The Interagency Working Group on Ocean and Coastal Mapping (IWG-OCM) is a working group of the Subcommittee on Ocean Science and Technology (SOST). SOST serves as the Ocean Science and Technology Interagency Policy Committee under the National Ocean Council. The IWG-OCM was established in 2006 to "facilitate the coordination of ocean and coastal mapping activities and avoid duplicating mapping activities across the Federal sector as well as with State, industry, academic and non-governmental mapping interests." (National Ocean and Coastal Mapping Strategic Action Plan 2009).

Members of the IWG-OCM include:

  • Department of Commerce:
    • National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (co-chair)
  • Department of the Interior:
    • United States Geological Survey (co-chair)
    • Bureau of Ocean Energy Management
    • National Park Service
    • United States Fish & Wildlife Service
  • Department of Defense:
    • United States Army Corp of Engineers (co-chair)
    • Naval Oceanographic Office
  • Department of Homeland Security:
    • United States Coast Guard
    • Federal Emergency Management Agency
  • National Science Foundation
  • National Aeronautics and Space Administration
  • Environmental Protection Agency

2009-10 Report to Congress Proposed Information Collection and Comment Request: 3D Nation Requirements and Benefits Elevation Data Study Questionnaire

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pdf Draft 3D Nation Study Questionnaire