NOAA

The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) is undertaking a five-year program to end all raster and paper nautical chart production. Ultimately, production of all NOAA paper nautical charts, raster navigational charts (NOAA RNC), and related products, such as BookletCharts, will cease. NOAA is seeking feedback from chart users and companies that provide products and services based on NOAA raster and electronic navigational chart (NOAA ENC) […]

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There are over 200,000 miles (300,000 kms) of oil and natural gas pipelines in the U.S. Many of them are submerged and run across navigable rivers, ports, and waterways, with some locations known and others unknown.  A year and half ago the spud on a cuttersuction dredge punctured an underwater natural gas pipeline in the Gulf of Mexico, resulting in the total […]

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The Council for Dredging and Marine Construction Safety (CDMCS) convened last week in Washington, DC, on the heels of its Pipeline Task Force Meeting, bringing together a broad cross-section of industry and government stakeholders discussing safety measures for the dredging sector. Chairing this industry-leading forum on safety, were Jason Campbell of Great Lakes Dredge and […]

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