NSA Panama City / Bay County Joint Land Use Study
Naval Support Activity (NSA) Panama City is the Navy’s premier location for dive and littoral warfare training; the area’s vast open water training areas comprise a wide range of beach contours and water depths which can be used to replicate over 80 percent of the world’s littoral regions.
Matrix worked with Bay County, Panama City, and Panama City Beach to study the impact of growth on the installation in order to protect the jobs and economic benefits provided by having the installation within the community. The JLUS provides a strategic framework for addressing a number of encroachment challenges facing both the installation and the surrounding communities including:
• Competition for sea space between recreational boating and NSA Panama City training mission activities
• Competition for frequency spectrum used for training and communication purposes
• Interagency coordination among the many federal, state, and local entities involved with the area.