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NOS Publications: NOS OCS

Office of Coast Survey (OCS)

OCSOCS traces its history directly to the US Coast Survey created by President Thomas Jefferson in 1807, with the aim of providing nautical charts to help with safe shipping, national defense, and maritime boundaries. The Coast Survey's purview has now extended to America's oceans and the Great Lakes. Today, the Coast Survey's divisions are Navigation Services, Hydrographic Surveys, Marine Charts, and the Coast Survey Development Lab.

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