June 1 marks the beginning of the 2015 Atlantic hurricane season. Although NOAA projects it to be a below normal season, (Great, NOAA – We’re totally screwed now. Thanks a lot!) it doesn’t mean coastal areas will have it easy. The Coast Survey sector, usually responsible for charting and sounding, plays a critical role in NOAA’s response efforts. Check out their page here for more cool info about this very important sector of NOAA. And keep your fingers crossed that NOAA’s predictions for the 2015 hurricane season are correct!