NOAA’s Office of Coast Survey is the oldest U.S. scientific organization, dating from 1807 when President Thomas Jefferson signed an act to provide for surveying the coasts of the United States. Today, OCS’s primary mission is to ensure safe, efficient and environmentally sound marine transportation that brings an uninterrupted flow of people and goods into and out of our nation’s ports.
PSC is working with OCS to completely redesign the agency’s website to be more responsive to the needs of the more than 180,000 visitors the site receives each month. The new website will feature user-friendly navigation, better content organization, and integration of social media tools. PSC also developed a national public media distribution plan for The Surveyors, a documentary video chronicling the role of OCS in pioneering new technology to help engineer the growth of the nation. The plan outlines several strategies for distribution including public television, maritime museums and partnerships with science education organizations.