This paper addresses the organization, mission, and service that the defense Mapping Agency (DMA), specifically, the Hydrographic/Topographic Center (HTC), provides to the general mariner. Included in the discussion are the following; the interface between DMA and the merchant mariner, how the requirements process works to support merchant marine activities, and how the merchant marine can aid DMA's product availability and accuracy through a data collection effort. The paper also adresses the various types of products that DMA provides to the mariner, highlighting new automated developments which are expected to be of significant value to all users of hydrographic data and products. Those developments discussed include the use of remotely sensed data for hydrographic purposes and the Automated Notice to Mariners System. These new processes stress the attempts being made by the Defense Mapping Agency to improve product availability, reliability, and accuracy, thereby improving safety of life at sea.

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • Preliminary Proceedings of the International Symposium on Ship Operations, held Downtown Athletic Club, New York City, September 23-25, 1980.
  • Corporate Authors:

    American Institute of Merchant Shipping

    1625 K Street, NW, Suite 1000
    Washington, DC  United States  20006

    Maritime Association of the Port of New York

    80 Broad Street
    New York, NY  United States  10004
  • Authors:
    • Grarato, D J
  • Publication Date: 1980

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  • Accession Number: 00324699
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Feb 18 1981 12:00AM