8.4 Improve observations, mapping, and charting to support research across the coastal interface.
To support the decisions community, State, and Federal governments need to make from local to international levels, robust environmental intelligence on past conditions, current trends, and future projections is imperative. Thus, accurate observations, mapping, and charting data must be available for modeling and analysis across the entire coastal area. To support data collection, new sensors and technologies are needed for observations year-round in Arctic coastal conditions and geographies.
Performance elements from the Arctic research plan
8.4.1 Update the National Spatial Reference System in the Arctic to enable integration of baseline geospatial datasets in coastal areas to support research and predictive capabilities across the coastal interface.
8.4.2 Develop new sensor technologies and data collection and application methods specific to understanding and characterizing relationships within coastal systems across all seasons for natural resource, community, and emergency response planning and management.
8.4.3 Produce modeled tidal predictions for the U.S. Arctic. Involve multiagency collaborators, including Alaska Ocean Observing System (AOOS) representatives.