This issue highlights the domestic and international efforts of the Marine Transportation Systems Management Directorate.
Because marine transportation systems management is such a broad mission area within the Coast Guard, it is just a sampling of the marine transportation systems management that occurs in the field and at headquarters. It is intended to update readers on the latest developments for many of the areas traditionally covered under the waterways management umbrella.
In this day and age, this nation and our global partners rely more heavily than ever on our oceans and waterways for our collective prosperity, safety, and security. We trust that this edition will provide our policy makers, industry stakeholders, and international partners with a broader understanding of marine transportation systems management.