U.S. National Academy of Sciences committee on National Needs for Coastal Mapping and Charting report (April 2004).
The report is entitled: "A Geospatial Framework for the Coastal Zone: National Needs for Coastal Mapping and Charting". It can be perused on line at: http://books.nap.edu/catalog/10947.html
The report focuses on:
- the need for a unifying geospatial framework to link coastal data above and below the water land interface and, the need for coordination and cooperation among agencies in compiling the diverse data types into useful tools to serve the many needs for coastal zone management.