Office of Coast Survey (OCS)
|Name:||Office of Coast Survey|
|Type:||NOS Program Office|
|Library:||OCS Metadata Library|
President Thomas Jefferson created the U.S. Coast Survey in 1807 to provide nautical charts that would help the young nation with safe shipping, national defense, and maritime boundaries. Two centuries later, Coast Survey – now an office within NOAA – continues to provide navigation products and services that ensure safe and efficient maritime commerce on America’s oceans and coastal waters, and in the Great Lakes.