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Maritime Transportation Data Initiative

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Chairman Daniel B. Maffei directed Commissioner Carl W. Bentzel to lead this data initiative. Commissioner Bentzel will hold meetings with maritime and intermodal stakeholders as outlined below. Meetings began in December 2021 and will culminate in June 2022 with a Data Summit.

Commissioner Bentzel will focus the data initiative on three key objectives:

  • Cataloging the status quo in maritime data elements, metrics, transmission and access;
  • Identifying key gaps in data definitions/classification; and
  • Developing recommendations for common data standards and access policies/protocols.

Meetings can be viewed by the public through the links below. Public feedback and comment on data gaps and needs is encouraged.

Public input can be submitted to maritimedata@fmc.gov.

  • Please reference whether it is a comment generally or is regarding a specific meeting listed below.
  • If submitting attachments to an email, please only send them as Microsoft Word or text-searchable PDF documents.
  • Only non-confidential and public versions of confidential comments should be submitted by email.
  • To the extent allowed by law, comments received will be posted on this page.

Meeting Schedule

(Meetings are scheduled for every Tuesday 3pm to 4pm)