MEDIA ADVISORY: NOAA Ship Thomas Jefferson Visits Portsmouth
Media Are Invited to Tour Ship Monday, Aug. 18
Contact Lori Gula
UNH Media Relations
August 15, 2003
Contact: Capt. Andrew A. Armstrong
NOAA/UNH Joint Hydrographic Center
WHAT: Tour of the NOAA Ship Thomas Jefferson, a modern hydrographic
survey ship of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA).
Officials will be available to the media to discuss the ships nautical
charting activities in the local area and its collaboration with the University
of New Hampshire.
WHEN: 9 a.m., Monday, Aug. 18.
WHERE: Port Authority Pier, Portsmouth.
BACKGROUND: The NOAA Ship Thomas Jefferson is conducting hydrographic
surveys in the New England area, and is in Portsmouth as part of NOAAs
ongoing collaboration with the University of New Hampshires Center
for Coastal and Ocean Mapping/Joint Hydrographic Center (CCOM/JHC). The
Thomas Jefferson and CCOM/JHC are collaborating on the development of
new techniques for the acquisition and analysis of hydrographic and ocean
mapping data, and on new technology for electronic navigational charts.
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