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RTCM 2015

CONFERENCE PROGRAM

2015 Annual Assembly Meeting
and Standards Week -
Radio Technical Commission
for Maritime Services

May 3-8, 2015
Annapolis, MD USA

Radio Technical Commission for Maritime Services
1611 N. Kent St., Suite 605
Arlington, Virginia 22209-2143, USA

E-mail: info@rtcm.org

2015 RTCM ANNUAL ASSEMBLY MEETING AND STANDARDS WEEK

Sunday, May 3, 2015
Monday, May 4, 2015
Tuesday, May 5, 2015
Wednesday, May 6, 2015
Thursday, May 7, 2015
Friday, May 8, 2015

Registration Form

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All registrants welcomed at all sessions, unless otherwise noted.


Sunday, May 3, 2015

1700 - 1930 Registration Desk Open
1830 - 2030 Welcome Reception


Monday, May 4, 2015
0800 Continental breakfast service
0800 - 1530 Registration Desk Open
0900 - 0945
Annual Business Meeting
including -
Chuck Husick Memorial Award
RTCM Report / Status of Standards
Chair: George Lariviere, Chairman of the Board, RTCM
Robert Markle, President, RTCM

0945 - 1015 Refreshment break
1015 - 1200
Allied Organizations' Activities, Regulations and Standards
Moderator: Larry Solomon, Iridium Satellite, USA

The Resiliant Position Navigation and Timing Foundation
Dana Goward, President, Resilient PNT Foundation, USA
CIRM Report
Richard Doherty, Chief Technical Officer/Deputy Secretary-General, CIRM, UK
U.S. Federal Communications Commission Regulatory Activities
Ghassan Khalek, Federal Communications Commission, USA
Activities of IEC Technical Committee 80, Maritime Navigation and Radiocommunication Equipment and Systems
Chris Hoffman, ACR Electronics, Member IEC TC80, USA/UK
1200 - 1330 Lunch provided
1330 - 1430
Maritime Cybersecurity Strategies
Moderator: Moderator: Joe Hersey, JoCel Engineering, USA

Maritime Cybersecurity
Geoff White, U.S. Coast Guard
Critical Key Infrastructure for the CG and the Maritime Transportation System
Brett Rouzer, U.S. Coast Guard
1430 - 1500 Refreshment break
1500 - 1630
Maritime Cybersecurity
Moderator: Moderator: Joe Hersey, JoCel Engineering, USA
IEC Standard 61162-460, Safety and Security for Shipboard Networks
Dave Blevins, Northrop Grumman Maritime Systems, USA
Cybersecurity Considerations
Dr. Dave Levin, University of Maryland, USA
1700 - 1900 RTCM Board of Directors
Member representatives welcome
Chair: George Lariviere, Chairman of the Board

Tuesday, May 5, 2015
0800 Continetal breakfast service
0830 - 1430 Registration Desk Open
0900 - 1015
Automatic Identification Systems and Tracking
Moderator: Jorge Arroyo, U.S. Coast Guard

exactEarth AIS Space Services
Peg Browning, exactEarth, Canada
Shine Micro's AIS Developments
Mark Johnson, Shine Micro, USA
Orbcomm's Satellite Services
Andrew Loretta, Orbcomm, USA
1015 - 1045 Refreshment break
1045 - 1200
Navigation Regulations and Services
Moderator: Russ Levin, U.S. Coast Guard

Data Exchange for Mobile Devices
Jim Taylor, MarineNet, LLC, USA
U.S. Coast Guard Final Regulations on AIS Carriage and Future Navigation System Regulations
Jorge Arroyo, U.S. Coast Guard
VHF Data Exchange System (VDES)
Ross Norsworthy, REC, Inc., USA
1200 - 1330 Lunch provided
1330 - 1500
Satellite Services
Moderator: Ed Gilbert, Gilbert and Assoc., USA

Key Initiatives and Trends in Mobile Satellite Communications
Frank August, Satcom Studios LLC in conjunction with the Mobile Satellite Users Association (MSUA), USA
Iridium and the GMDSS
Brian Pemberton, Iridium, USA
ICAO's Global Aeronautical Distress and Safety System (GADSS)
Mike Barton, International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO), Canada
1500 - 1530 Refreshment break
1530 - 1630
GMDSS Modernization
Moderator: Capt. Jack Fuechsel, GMDSS Task Force, USA

IMO's GMDSS Modernization Project
Bob Markle, RTCM, USA
Providing Maritime Safety Information to the Mariner
Chris Janus, U.S. National Geospatial‐Intelligence Agency, USA

Wednesday, May 6, 2015

0800 Continental breakfast service
0830 - 1330 Registration Desk Open
0900 - 1030
Distress Technologies
Moderator: Peter Forey, Sartech, UK

Cellular 9‐1‐1 with USCG Response Services
Tim Strickland, U.S. Coast Guard
ACR's SARLink
Paul Steward, ACR Electronics, USA
Development of an Alternative to Pyrotechnic Distress Signals
Lew Lewandowski, U.S. Coast Guard R&D Center
co-authors: V. A. Reubelt, A. R. Rothblum, U.S. Coast Guard R&D Center
1030 - 1100 Refreshment break
1100 - 1200
NMEA Network Report
Steve Spitzer, NMEA Technical Director, USA
Lee Luft, U.S. Coast Guard R&D Center, USA
1100 - 1300
RTCM Special Committee 132 on Electronic Visual Distress Signals
Chairman, Marty Jackson, U.S. Coast Guard
1200 - 1330 Lunch Provided
1330 - 1500
eNavigation Developments
Future of Navigation
CDR John Stone, U.S. Coast Guard
Dave Lewald, U.S. Coast Guard
eNavigation and the American Pilots Association
Bill Cairns, American Pilots Association, USA
IHO S101 and Weather on ECDIS
Julia Powell, NOAA National Ocean Service, USA
Christine Schultz, NOAA National Ocean Service, USA
Unmanned Maritime Systems
Steve Ward
1330 - 1700
RTCM Workshop on Cospas-Sarsat Type Approval
Attendance is restricted to organizations / parties involved in the C/S type approval process.
1530 - 1600 Refreshment break

Thursday, May 7, 2015
0800 Continental breakfast service
0830 - 1100 Registration Desk Open
0900 - 1230
Meeting of the National GMDSS Implementation Task Force
Chair: CAPT John Fuechsel, USCG (ret.), USA
(Public meeting)
0900 - 1700
Meeting of RTCM Special Committee 110 on Emergency Beacons
Chair: Chris Hoffman, ACR Electronics, USA/UK
0900 - 1700
Meeting of RTCM Special Committee 131 on Multi-System Shipborne Navigation Receivers
Chair: Ross Norsworthy, REC, Inc.
1030 - 1100 Refreshment break
1230 - 1330 Lunch Provided
1500 - 1530 Refreshment break

Friday, May 8, 2015
0800 Continental breakfast service
0800 - 1000 Registration Desk Open
0900 - 1630
Beacon Manufacturers' Workshop

Sponsored by the SARSAT Program Office, NOAA, U.S. Department of Commerce. The Workshop requires a separate NO COST advance registration; Telephone 1-301-817-4534 or 1-888-212-SAVE (7283).

0900 - 1030
Meeting of RTCM Special Committee 112 on Ship Radar
Chair: Brian Vlad, Raymarine
1100 - 1500
Meeting of RTCM eNavigation Steering Committee
Chair: Bill Cairns, American Pilots Association
1030 - 1100 Refreshment break
1230 - 1330 Lunch Provided
1515 - 1545 Refreshment break


2015 RTCM ANNUAL ASSEMBLY MEETING REGISTRATION FORM
RTCM Awards its Chuck Husick Memorial Award posthumously to Capt. Joe Ryan (the Skip'r)

RTCM joins NMEA and the GMDSS Task Force to urge simplification of MMSI changes

U.S. Coast Guard Final Rule on AIS and Notice of Arrival and Departure

U.S. Coast Guard declares Sea Area A1

RTCM featured in Marine Electronics Journal