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RTCM 2013

PROGRAM

2013 Annual Assembly Meeting
and Standards Week -
Radio Technical Commission
for Maritime Services

September 22-27, 2013
San Diego, CA USA

Radio Technical Commission for Maritime Services
1611 N. Kent St., Suite 605
Arlington, Virginia 22209-2128, USA

E-mail: info@rtcm.org

2013 RTCM ANNUAL ASSEMBLY MEETING AND STANDARDS WEEK
Co-located with the 2013 NMEA Conference

Sunday, September 22, 2013
Monday, September 23, 2013
Tuesday, September 24, 2013
Wednesday, September 25, 2013
Thursday, September 26, 2013
Friday, September 27, 2013

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Hotel - Information and Reservations

All registrants welcomed at all sessions, unless otherwise noted.


Sunday, September 22, 2013

1730 - 1930 Registration Desk Open
1830 - 2030 Welcome Reception


Monday, September 23, 2013
0830 Coffee and tea service
0830 - 1630 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

Remarks by Michael Rambaut, Comité International Radio-Maritime (CIRM)

0945 - 1015 Refreshment break
1015 - 1200
Regulations and Standards Report
Moderator: Tim Strickland, U.S. Coast Guard

U.S. Federal Communications Commission Regulatory Activities
Ghassan Khalek, Federal Communications Commission, USA
U.S. Coast Guard Petition for FCC Part 80 Revisions
Preparations for the World Radiocommunications Conference (WRC-15)
Larry Solomon, U.S. Coast Guard
ITU's Preliminary Draft New Report on Man Overboard Systems
Joe Hersey, U.S. Coast Guard
Activities of IEC Technical Committee 80, Maritime Navigation and Radiocommunication Equipment and Systems
Kim Fisher, Secretary, IEC Technical Committee 80, UK
1200 - 1330 Lunch provided
1330 - 1500
Maritme Communication Emerging Developments
Moderator: Capt. Jack Fuechsel, GMDSS Task Force

Communication and Navigation at Princess Cruises
Martino Pepe, Princess Cruises, USA
VHF Data Exchange System Standard Development
Christian Rissone, Agence Nationale des Fréquences (ANFR), France
Ross Norsworthy, REC, Inc., USA
Termination of U.S. MF Services and Declaration of Sea Area A1
Executive Memorandum on Spectrum Reallocations and Anticipated Actions/Results
Mr. Larry Solomon, U.S. Coast Guard
1500 - 1530 Refreshment break
1530 - 1630
GMDSS Modernization
Moderator: RADM Ed Gilbert, USCG ret., Gilbert & Assoc., USA
The International Maritime Organization's GMDSS Modernization Project
Kim Fisher, Chairman, Joint IMO/ITU Experts Group on Maritime Radiocommunication Matters
Bob Markle, RTCM, Convenor of the IMO Correspondence Group, USA
Panel Discussion
1700 - 1800 RTCM Board of Directors
Member representatives welcome
Chair: George Lariviere, Chairman of the Board

Tuesday, September 24, 2013
0830 Coffee and tea service
0830 - 1530 Registration Desk Open
0900 - 1015
Automatic Identification Systems and Tracking
Moderator: Capt. Joe Ryan, The Skip'r, USA

Time Zero VTS
Eric Kunz, Furuno, USA
Iker Pryszo, Furuno, USA
Long Range AIS Base Station
Mark Johnson, Shine Micro, USA
1015 - 1045 Refreshment break
1045 - 1200
Satellite Services
Moderator: Michael Rambaut, Comité International Radio-Maritime (CIRM)

Iridium's GMDSS Provider Application to the International Maritime Organization
Brian Pemberton, Iridium, USA
Ku/Ka-band broadband satellite terminals on ships: How regulatory constraints on their operation are enforced
Joe Hersey
Inmarsat Matine Safety Data Service and Distress Functions
Howard Hughes, Inmarsat, UK
1200 - 1330 Lunch provided
1330 - 1500
e-Navigation Developments
Moderator: Mark Johnson, Shine Micro, USA

Maritime Head-Up Display and e-Navigation: Harmonizing Onboard Data with the Outside World
Sam Pecota, California Maritime Academy, USA
Latest Advancements in Satellite AIS and Related Application Technologies
Andrew Loretta, ORBCOMM, USA
Expanding the use of AIS Application Specific Messages
Jorge Arroyo, U.S. Coast Guard Operations Systems Center
1500 - 1530 Refreshment break
1530 - 1630
e-Navigation Systems
Moderator: Kendall Ferguson, Hemisphere GNSS, USA

Evolutionary ECDIS
Andy Norris, Chartco, UK
Chair IEC Technical Committee 80, Maritime Navigation and Radiocommunication Equipment and Systems
BeiDou Satellite Navigation System
Yi Jiang Qu, Shenzhen Maritime Safety Administration of P.R. China

Wednesday, September 25, 2013

0830 Coffee and tea service
0830 - 1330 Registration Desk Open
0900 - 1030
Distress and Navigation Technologies (also open to NMEA registrants)
Moderator: Joe Hersey, U.S. Coast Guard

Enabling Technologies for Second Generation Beacons
Mark Rice, Honeywell Global Tracking, Canada
Breitling Emergency Wristwatch with a Dual Freqency Beacon
Jean-Paul Girardin, Breitling SA, Switzerland
The State of Differential GPS / GNSS for Maritime Navigation
Kendall Ferguson, Hemisphere GNSS, USA
0900 - 1230
RTCM Workshop on Cospas-Sarsat Type Approval
Attendance is restricted to organizations / parties involved in the C/S type approval process.
1030 - 1100 Refreshment break
1100 - 1200
NMEA Network Report (also open to NMEA registrants)
Steve Spitzer, NMEA Technical Director
Lee Luft, U.S. Coast Guard R&D Center
1200 - 1330 Lunch Provided 1330 - 1700
Meeting of RTCM Special Committee 110 on Emergency Beacons
Chair: Chris Hoffman, ACR Electronics
1615
Exhibit Hall Official Opening
1700 - 1830
Meeting of Commercial Emergency Notification and Locating Device (CENALD) Working Group
Chair: LCDR Aaron Ortenzio, U.S. Coast Guard
1800 - 2000
NMEA Exhibitor reception in the Exhibit Hall > RTCM registrants - see NMEA registration desk to purchase tickets

Thursday, September 26, 2013
0830 Coffee and tea 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 129 on Portrayal of Navigation-Related Information on Shipboard Displays
Chair: Capt. Joe Ryan, The Skip'r, USA
1230 - 1330 Lunch Provided

Friday, September 27, 2013
0830 Coffee and tea service
0830 - 1000 Registration Desk Open
0830 - 1730
RTCM Beacon Forum
(Public Meeting)

The Beacon Forum will consider issues related to 406 MHz Satellite Emergency Position-Indicating Radiobeacons (EPIRBs), including -
    Cospas-Sarsat System Update
    Country Updates
    USA (NOAA)
    Australia (AMSA)
    Second Generation Beacons
    Results of RTCM Survey (RTCM)
    SGB Current Status
    WB SGB and 406 DF (NASA)
    SGB Technology
    Other Beacon Matters
    New IATA Battery Regulations
    Li-Ion Battery Testing and Approval (NASA)
    Beacon Monitoring
    Beacon Q & A
    Conclusions and Actions

The Beacon Forum requires a separate NO COST registration. Forum attendees should submit advance registration and other recommended session topics to RTCM Headquarters, Telephone +1 703 527-2000 RTCM Headquarters)

0900 - 1700
Meeting of RTCM e-Navigation group of Special Committees (if required)
SC 109 on Electronic Charting Technology
SC 112 on Ship Radar
SC 121 on Automatic Identification Systems and Digital Messaging
SC 129 on Portrayal of Navigation-Related Information on Shipboard Displays
SC 130 on Electro-Optical Imaging Systems for Maritime Applications
SC 131 on Multi-System Shipborne Navigation Receivers
Chair: Capt. Joe Ryan, The Skip'r, USA


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