Rep. Young Introducing Legislation to Further Arctic Knowledge

Alaska’s lone Congressman Don Young, has introduced the Hydrographic Services Improvement Act Amendments of 2013, legislation aimed at furthering America’s knowledge of the nation’s coasts, shipping routes, and waterways, with an emphasis on Arctic research and surveys.

Young called Hydrographic surveys an essential part of maritime safety, economic and environmental efforts nationwide, and especially important in the Arctic.

With increasing commercial traffic, resource development and exploration each and every day in the region, Young said that we must have abundant and accurate data to support safe navigation, claims to the U.S. Outer Continental Shelf, and management of resources in the Arctic.

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