The Public is invited!!

Future of Navigation – 21st Century Waterways Listening Sessions

The U.S. Coast Guard, U.S. Army Corp of Engineers, and National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration are co-sponsoring Future of Navigation – 21st Century Waterways public listening sessions. The listening sessions, which will be held in several locations across the country, are designed to provide a venue for open communications between various Federal agencies and U.S. Marine Transportation System (MTS) stakeholders to discuss the joint Federal agency initiative to use modern technology to support a safer, more efficient, more secure, and environmentally sound MTS. These listening sessions will provide MTS users and stakeholders an opportunity, beyond traditional venues, to express their emerging needs for navigational information and service delivery systems necessary to improve safety and efficiency of transits on the Nation’s waterways.

A listening session is scheduled to be held on May 1st from 4-5 PM at the Prospector Hotel, in Juneau, Alaska. The intended outcome of these listening sessions is the development of a portfolio supported by multiple Federal agencies that will provide coordinated and timely delivery of navigational information and services to promote safety and efficiency on the MTS.

For further information, contact Todd Buck with the Coast Guard District 17 Waterways Management Office at (907) 463-2269 or by email to

Boat Safer! Mike