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USA - NOAA releases U.S. Interagency Elevation Inventory

In partnership with five other federal partners (FEMA, USGS, USDA, USACE, NPS), NOAA maintains an inventory of available topo and bathy elevation data. The inventory just recently underwent a rebuild with new features, so we wanted to get the word out to elevation data users. I have attached the text. The link to the USIEI is coast.noaa.gov/inventory.

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USA - 3 Actions Congress Can Take Now to Build More Resilient Coasts

Earlier this year, NOAA released findings indicating that the rate of sea level rise has doubled over the last century and, even if global emissions reduction targets are met, sea level could increase 12 inches by 2100.

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USA - Wicker Reintroduces National Ocean Exploration Act

U.S. Sens. Roger Wicker, R-Miss., and Maria Cantwell, D-Wash., ranking member and chair of the Senate Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation, along with Sens. Lisa Murkowski, R-Alaska, Sheldon Whitehouse, D-R.I., and Brian Schatz, D-Hawaii, yesterday reintroduced the National Ocean Exploration Act.

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USA - After 45 years, the Navy is planning to 'recycle' a first-of-its-kind missile submarine

The Navy's most recent 30-year ship-building plan calls for building 404 new vessels and retiring 304 current ones by 2051. One of the vessels to be retired is USS Ohio, a ballistic-missile sub that was refitted as the Navy's first cruise-missile submarine.

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USA - Setting Biden's Seafood Policy Table

Fishermen have been invited to be partners with the Biden administration on ocean policy and we are prepared to engage.

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USA - FEMA's New FloodSmart Re Cat Bond Could Be Its Largest, at up to $575M

The U.S. Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) looks set to secure its largest FloodSmart Re catastrophe bond yet, as the target size for the FloodSmart Re Ltd. (Series 2021-1) transaction has been lifted to between $500 million and $575 million, we’re told.

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USA - Cheers and fears as Land and Water Conservation Fund order rescinded, replaced

The U.S. Department of the Interior has revoked a previous secretarial order it now says imposed unfair conditions on the implementation of Land and Water Conservation Fund.