Integrated Ocean and Coastal Mapping

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West Coast Region

Image of the West Coast Region of the U.S. Mapping Coordination website.

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

Related IWG Activities
The IWG hosted a Pacific Northwest Topobathy Workshop in 2016. For more information, please contact us.

Regional Mapping Points of Contact

NOAA West Coast Regional Coordinator

NOAA Regional Geospatial Coordinator

NOAA Regional Navigation Manager

NOAA Regional Geodetic Advisor

USGS Mapping Liaison

Links to Regional Mapping Resources

West Coast Ocean Alliance
The West Coast Ocean Alliance is a regional partnership focused on enhanced management and coordination for the ocean along the West Coast of the U.S.

Monterey Bay Aquarium Research Institute
MBARI’s mission is to achieve and maintain a position as a world center for advanced research and education in ocean science and technology.

Ocean Exploration Trust
The Exploration Vessel Nautilus will explore the Eastern Pacific Ocean along the US West Coast from June to November 2020. Expeditions sponsored by NOAA Office of Exploration & Research (OER) and Office of National Marine Sanctuaries (ONMS) will occur between southern California and northern Washington state. They will include exploration in US National Marine Sanctuaries, along the Cascadia Margin, and west to San Juan seamount.