Navigation Center
United States Coast Guard
U.S. Department of Homeland Security

The Navigation Center's Mission and Services


This video provides an overview of the USCG Navigation Center (NAVCEN)'s crucial role in ensuring the safety and security of our nation's waterways. It effectively showcases the Coast Guard's commitment to safeguarding maritime commerce and addressing emerging challenges in waterway utilization. Leveraging the expertise of NAVCEN's diverse team, which includes scientists, engineers, and maritime professionals from active duty, reserves, and civilian backgrounds, the video highlights the use of data-driven innovation to assess risks, optimize marine planning, and provide valuable insights for decision makers. A key emphasis of the video is NAVCEN's function in providing near real-time access to maritime safety information and decision-making tools through its Navigation Information Service and user-friendly website. Through these collective efforts, NAVCEN continuously upholds the integrity of our waterways, promoting safety, security, and efficiency for the benefit of our maritime nation.