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