• The U.S. Coast Guard is conducting a study through March 31 on the Waterways Analysis and Management System.
     The U.S. Coast Guard is conducting a study through March 31 on the Waterways Analysis and Management System.

Mariners Needed for Navigation Study

December 6, 2017


The Coast Guard seeks input on a short-range navigation system.


The U.S. Coast Guard is seeking input from mariners for a study of navigation requirements in the Pacific Seacoast System. 

The Waterways Analysis and Management System (WAMS) study will review the short-range Aids to Navigation (ATON) system that covers American waterways from the Canadian border to the Mexican border and around Alaska, Hawaii and the Marianas Islands.

Interested mariners and maritime stakeholders can provide input by taking the survey, which will be available online until March 31, 2018.

In addition to the survey input, the system-wide study will cover international requirements, environmental concerns, user capabilities and available technology and resources.

The study is part of the U.S. Coast Guard's Future Navigation initiative, a multiyear effort to analyze, optimize and modernize the navigation systems that safely guide millions of mariners and trillions of dollars worth of trade into U.S. ports.

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