The Naval Support Activity (NSA) Panama City (NSA PC), formerly known as Coastal Systems Station (CSS), is one of the major research, development, test, and evaluation laboratories of the Navy. Activities at NSA PC encompass a wide base of expertise in engineering and scientific disciplines in the mission areas of mine warfare, expeditionary warfare, special warfare, and diving and life support. NSA PC exists to enable warfighter readiness.
Diversity of test environments, low encroachment, and mission area synergy make NSA PC an ideal location for development, testing, and training in littoral warfare missions. Beach contours and water depths replicate more than 80 percent of the world’s littoral regions and offer a “surrogate” Persian Gulf.
NSA PC has participated in a number of local environmental organizational meetings and initiated new partnerships to help enhance their Environmental Stewardship. The best Sailors, Soldiers, Airmen, Marines and Coast Guardsmen in the world are to be found at NSA Panama City and its tenant commands. Each of them work diligently daily to ensure that we are responsible stewards of our human, fiscal, material, and environmental resources.
Multiple areas within NSA have been investigated for possible chemical contamination. At sites where contamination was found, corrective actions are taken. Where necessary, land use controls (LUCs) are used to limit exposure to site contaminants and will remain in place until contaminant levels are reduced to acceptable levels. Descriptions of individual sites that have been investigated can be obtained from the site-specific summary pages of this web site.