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9/5/2014: 2014 HSC and AMSC Conference- presentations posted

The Transportation Research Board hosted the 15th Biennial Harbor Safety Committee and Area Maritime Security Committee Conference, in Philadelphia, Pa. The conference explored best practices, innovations and technology that addressed critical harbor and maritime safety and security issues.

The Transportation Research Board published Power Point presentations from the conference. Maritime Commons compiled the presentations, with links, for your navigational ease.

Please note that any non-Coast Guard presentations are here for your information only and do not reflect the views of the U.S. Coast Guard.

Desperately seeking resiliency

Desperately seeking resiliency: A Coast Guard perspective
Given by Ryan Owens, office of port and facility compliance

Resiliency planning for ports
Presented by Capt. Kathy Moore, commanding officer of Coast Guard Sector Delaware Bay

Port of New York and New Jersey
Presented by Andrew McGovern, Sandy Hook Pilots Association


The value of ports to the nation: How real-time observations improve safety and economic efficiency of maritime commerce
Presented by Darren Wright, Maritime Services program manager

Ports: The congressional perspective
Presented by Lisa Hummon-Jones, agriculture, environment and transportation advisor

How pilots use P.O.R.T.S.
Presented by Capt. Ward Guilday, president of the Pilots’ Association for the Bay and Delaware River

Other uses of NOAA P.O.R.T.S. data in the Delaware Estuary
Presented by John Yagecic, Delaware River Basin Commission

Maritime commerce and offshore energy: How we can coexist

Considerations for navigational safety in the marine planning process
Presented by Emile Benard, ACPARS project manager

Partnering for safe, secure and resilient port operations: Status of Atlantic Outer Continental Shelf renewable energy development
Presented by Darryl Francois, Office of Renewable Energy Programs Bureau of Ocean Energy Management

EDF Renewable energy offshore wind experience
Doug Copeland, EDF Renewables

Interport pilots
Bill Broadley, Interport Pilots

Securing our ports through technology

Automated port solutions
Louis Noriega, APS Port Solutions

Cyber brief
Cdr. Nicholas Wong, U.S. Coast Guard

Best practices on project implementation
Eric Schaeffer, Advantech, Inc.

Pilot commissions: Compositions, responsibilities and roles in harbor safety

South Carolina Commissioners of pilotage: Lower coastal area
John Hassell, III, commissioner

State of Maryland: State Board of Pilots
Robert Schulman, Maryland State Board of Pilots

Florida Board of Pilot Commissioners
Carolyn Kurtz, Tampa Bay Pilots Association acting board chair

U.S. Coast Guard Great Lakes pilotage program
Todd Haviland, U.S. Coast Guard office of Great Lakes pilotage

The future of navigation: Bringing America’s waterways into the 21st century

21st Century waterway: Future of navigation
Capt. Scott Smith, U.S Coast Guard deputy director Marine Transportation System

Environmental intelligence in ports
Capt. Shep Smith, National Oceanic Atmospheric Association deputy to the Hydrographer Office of Coast Survey

U.S. Army Corps of Engineers: Future of navigation
Jeff Lillycrop, U.S. Army Corp of Engineers
Brian Tetreault, U.S. Army Corp of Engineers

Future of navigation: Brining America’s waterways into the 21st century
Jorge Viso, Tampa Bay Pilots, American Pilots Association

Boater perspectives on new navigation initiatives
L. Dan Maxim, Everest Consulting Associates and NBSAC

Closing session
Rear Adm. Gerd Glang, director Office of Coast Survey, National Oceanic Atmospheric Association

This blog is not a replacement or substitute for the formal posting of regulations and updates or existing processes for receiving formal feedback of the same. Links provided on this blog will direct the reader to official source documents, such as the Federal Register, Homeport and the Code of Federal Regulations. These documents remain the official source for regulatory information published by the Coast Guard.

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