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http://marinedebrisblog.wordpress.com/2014/10/27/post-storm-sandy-a-multi-tiered-approach-to-surveying-and-coordinating/ Post Storm Sandy ? A multi-tiered approach to surveying and coordinating October 27, 2014 by NOAA Marine Debris Program By: Ron Ohrel Following Post Tropical Storm Sandy, NOAA invested significant resources toward charting the impacted coastline, identifying potential hazards to navigation, and helping partners remove marine debris that threatened to harm sensitive ecosystems. NOAA accomplished this through a combination of aerial, underwater, and shoreline surveys. Due to differences in response activities across the states impacted by this storm, it was important to coordinate marine debris survey and response efforts at all levels of government. NOAA managed hydrographic survey operations in more than 800 square miles of Sandy-impacted waterways along the Eastern seaboard. The data acquired through those efforts is being used to update nautical charts, model flood events, and identify marine debris for potential removal.