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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 ship’s 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 NOAA’s ongoing collaboration with the University of New Hampshire’s 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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