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Primary Mission Areas:
Services & Reporting:
Maritime Information:
VISION AND MISSION STATEMENT OF THE U.S. COAST GUARD NAVIGATION CENTER

-Mission-
The Navigation Center operates services and provides information that enhances the safety, security, and efficiency of U.S. waterways and civil GPS users.  These services include:
  • Operating the Nationwide Differential GPS System
  • Operating the Long Range Identification and Tracking business helpdesk
  • Operating the Nationwide Automatic Identification System
  • Publishing Notices to Mariners and the Light List
  • Disseminating navigation information through 24/7 operations center and the NAVCEN website
  • Managing the Integrated Aids to Navigation Information System
  • Managing electronic charting portfolios for U.S. Coast Guard units
  • Serving as the primary U.S. government interface with GPS users (except aviation and military)
  • Receiving and coordinating investigation of GPS outage reports

-Vision-
The Navigation Center will serve as the U.S. focal point for implementation of e-Navigation*.

* The harmonized collection, integration, exchange, presentation, and analysis of maritime information onboard and ashore by electronic means to enhance berth to berth navigation and related services, for safety and security at sea and protection of the marine environment (IMO document MSC 85/26/Add.1, Annex 20, paragraph 1).