FEMA

Federal Emergency Management Agency

FGDC

Federal Geographic Data Committee

FIRMS

Flood Insurance Rate Maps

FTE

Full-time Equivalent

FWS

U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service


GEODAS

Geophysical Data System

GIDB

Geospatial Information Database

GIS

Geographic Information System(s)

GPS

Global Positioning System


HAB

Harmful Algal Bloom

HYSAS

Hydrographic Source and Assessment System


IMO

International Maritime Organization

IMU

Inertial Measurement Unit

ISO

International Organization for Standardization


LIDAR

Light Detection and Ranging

LNM

Local Notice to Mariners


MHHW

Mean Higher High Water

MHW

Mean High Water

MLLW

Mean Lower Low Water

MLW

Mean Low Water

MMS

Minerals Management Service

MSL

Mean Sea Level


NAD

North American Datum

NAFTA

North American Free Trade Agreement

NASA

National Aeronautics and Space Administration

NAVD

North American Vertical Datum

NESDIS

National Environmental Satellite, Data, and Information Service

NGA

National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency (formerly National Imagery and Mapping Agency)

NGDC

National Geophysical Data Center

NGS

National Geodetic Survey

NOAA

National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration

NOPP

National Ocean Partnership Program

NOS

National Ocean Service

NPDES

National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System

NPS

National Park Service

NRC

National Research Council



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