Travel through time and across a growing nation with the visionary scientists and intrepid explorers of the United States Coast and Geodetic Survey in The Surveyors: Charting America's Course. Watch as these great men and women create the first scientific agency in the United States and build a power-house of new technology and innovation, to help engineer the growth of the nation. Witness the establishment of a new uniformed service, formed to keep surveyors from being mistaken as spies during times of war. Join the surveyors of today as they use state-of-the-art technology to deliver the products and services needed to preserve and protect our marine and coastal areas. And catch a glimpse of the future of NOAA and the critical work of tomorrow. From the depths of our harborsàto the positions of our peaksàto the movements of our tides and currents this is the story of pushing the edge of technology to guarantee the secure flow of people and commerce. This is the story of America's Surveyors.