Center of Expertise for Deep Draft Navigation
The National Deep Draft Navigation Center of Expertise will be established to support the Corps planning program at the national level. The Center will support Project Delivery Teams in the accomplishment of planning studies that are nationally significant, complex, large in scope and/or are controversial. Use of the Center will be voluntary initially but will become mandatory over time. The purpose is to develop, maintain and apply the best and most appropriate national and regional expertise and science and engineering technology to the planning of deep draft navigation projects across the Nation.