Integrated Ocean and Coastal Mapping

Map Once, Use Many Times

Alaska Region

Image of the Alaska Region of the U.S. Mapping Coordination website.

To participate in coordinated U.S. planning efforts for the Alaska Region, please visit

Related IWG Activities
The IWG hosted an Alaska Coastal Mapping Summit in June 2016. For more information, please contact us.

Links to Regional Mapping Resources

A Strategy for Mapping the Arctic and Sub-Arctic Shoreline and Nearshore of Alaska, anticipated June 2020

Alaska Mapping Executive Committee
The Alaska Mapping Executive Committee (AMEC) coordinates the modernization of critical Alaska map layers. Executives from fifteen federal agencies and Departments and the State meet twice annually to prioritize mapping objectives. AMEC currently promotes acquisition of several digital map layers including Imagery, Elevation, Terrestrial Hydrography, Coastal Shorelines and Bathymetry, and GRAV-D.

Alaska Geospatial Council
The Alaska Geospatial Council (AGC) was established through a Memorandum of Agreement between six State departments and the University and endorsed by Governor Bill Walker on July 29, 2015. The purpose of the AGC is to improve geospatial activity in Alaska.

Alaska Ocean Observing System
The mission of AOOS is to address regional and national needs for ocean information, gather specific data on key coastal and ocean variables, and ensure timely and sustained dissemination and availability of these data.