Lt. Smith shows us the beauty of Gambell Alaska   2 comments

Gambell panorama

Photo by Lt. Timothy Smith

This summer, the Bering Sea Alliance hosted a private-public summit in Gambell, Alaska, to discuss Arctic resource development and infrastructure. (See page 10 in this edition of the Nome Nugget for a good summary of the meeting.) Lt. Tim Smith, NOAA Coast Survey’s regional manager for Alaska, updated the participants on the status of Arctic nautical charts and described NOAA’s Arctic Nautical Charting Plan. He also outlined the preliminary 2015 survey plans to acquire hydrographic data around Point Hope, Point Barrow, Port Clarence, and Kotzebue Sound, as NOAA strives to ensure the navigational safety of the increasing ship traffic through Arctic waters.

In addition to his role as navigation manager and NOAA Corps officer, Lt. Smith is one of NOAA’s best photographers. His photos of the area around Gambell are better than words in conveying the beauty of this remote area of Alaska.

Gambell AK 2 - Tim Smith - wEmblem

Photo by Lt. Timothy Smith

With the photo below, Tim reminds us that black and white photos can sometimes reveal more than full color.

Gambell AK - Tim Smith wEmblem

Photo by Lt. Timothy Smith

Posted September 25, 2014 by NOAA Office of Coast Survey in Scenery

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  1. Reblogged this on Otmane El Rhazi, Ph.D. and commented:
    Much appreciat the NOAA Coast effort to bring such great pictures to the public. Kind Regards, Otmane El Rhazi.


  2. Reblogged this on The Cannery Hack and commented:
    Great pictures


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