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RTCM 2015

PRELIMINARY PROGRAM (subject to change)

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


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

Hotel Reservations
Use Corp/Group Promo Code RTC503

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
0830 Continental breakfast service
0830 - 1530 Registration Desk Open
0900 - 1000
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

1000 - 1030 Refreshment break
1030 - 1200
Allied Organizations' Activities, Regulations and Standards
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 - 1500
Maritime Cybersecurity Strategies
1500 - 1530 Refreshment break
1530 - 1630
Maritime Cybersecurity Panel
1700 - 1900 RTCM Board of Directors
Member representatives welcome
Chair: George Lariviere, Chairman of the Board

Tuesday, May 5, 2015
0830 Continetal breakfast service
0830 - 1430 Registration Desk Open
0900 - 1015
Automatic Identification Systems and Tracking

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
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
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
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

0830 Continental breakfast service
0830 - 1330 Registration Desk Open
0900 - 1030
Distress Technologies
Cellular 9‐1‐1 with USCG Response Services
Tim Strickland, U.S. Coast Guard
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
1330 - 1700
RTCM Workshop on Cospas-Sarsat Type Approval
Attendance is restricted to organizations / parties involved in the C/S type approval process.
1500 - 1530 Refreshment break
1530 - 1630
eNavigation Systems
Unmanned Maritime Systems
What We Can Learn from the Aerospace Industry

Thursday, May 7, 2015
0830 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.
1230 - 1330 Lunch Provided

Friday, May 8, 2015
0830 Continental breakfast service
0830 - 1000 Registration Desk Open
0830 - 1730
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 - 1700
Meeting of RTCM e-Navigation group of Special Committees (if required)
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

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

U.S. Coast Guard declares Sea Area A1

RTCM Awards its Chuck Husick Memorial Award to Rear Admiral Marshall E. (Ed) Gilbert, USCG, Retired

RTCM featured in Marine Electronics Journal