Bathymetry > Ongoing and Planned Surveys and US Mapping Coordination
This page contains links to information about efforts to collect new bathymetry data and to coordinate mapping surveys.
NOAA’s Office of Coast Survey produces this map layer showing the footprints of planned hydrographic surveys for the next three years. These areas are derived from NOAA’s hydrographic survey priorities, constituent requests submitted through navigational managers, and other factors. Planned surveys are tentative and subject to change based on each fiscal year’s budget allocation, developing priorities, and emerging constituent requests.
The Integrated Working Group on Ocean and Coastal Mapping and the 3D Elevation Program work together on coordinated mapping requirements and acquisition plans of federal and state agencies around the country through this site.
This working group facilitates the coordination of ocean and coastal mapping activities and avoids duplication of mapping activities across the federal sector, as well as with state, industry, academic, and nongovernmental mapping interests.