The governance and policy direction of NAMRIA is provided by a five-member Board of Governors, and an Administrator who is assisted by three (3) Deputy Administrators.
There are five (5) departments with at least four (4) divisions each.
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Four (4) technical departments are undertaking the networks of operation on map production and information generation. These are:
The functions of the HydrographyDepartment (HD) is to acquire and analyze hydrographic and oceanographic data used for promoting navigational safety and oceanographic research. Outputs are nautical charts, navigational warnings, tide and current predictions.
Mapping and Geodesy Department
As the sole mapping agency of the government, NAMRIA through its Mapping and Geodesy Department (MGD) produces, maintains, and updates base maps that will serve as basic inputs in various development activities of the government, the academic and scientific community, and the private sector.
Another function is to establish and maintain a national geodetic control network to serve as common reference for all surveying and mapping activities in the country.
Remote Sensing and Resource Data Analysis Department
The Remote Sensing and Resource Data Analysis Department (RSRDAD) is mandated to conduct land use assessment/evaluation and land classification. Its functions are:
(1) to provide remote sensing services and vital data on the environment, land use, forestry, agriculture, water resources, and coastal zone, among others; and
(2) to conduct researches on remote sensing and GIS applications.
Information Management Department
The Information Management Department (IMD) works toward the sharing, transfer, exchange, packaging, and dissemination of environment and natural resources data. It develops and maintains information systems and ENR databases for use not only within NAMRIA but also by outside clients.
It also serves as the marketing arm of the agency for all its products and services.