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RTCM 2016

PRELIMINARY CONFERENCE PROGRAM (subject to change)

2016 Annual Assembly Meeting
and Standards Week -
Radio Technical Commission
for Maritime Services

May 15-20, 2016
Clearwater, FL USA

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

E-mail: info@rtcm.org

2016 RTCM ANNUAL ASSEMBLY MEETING AND STANDARDS WEEK

Sunday, May 15, 2016
Monday, May 16, 2016
Tuesday, May 17, 2016
Wednesday, May 18, 2016
Thursday, May 19, 2016
Friday, May 20, 2016

Registration Form

Hotel Reservations
Use Group Code AAM

All registrants welcomed at all sessions, unless otherwise noted.


Sunday, May 15, 2016

1700 - 1930 Registration Desk Open
1830 - 2030 Welcome Reception


Monday, May 16, 2016
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: Chris Hoffman, Chairman of the Board, RTCM
Robert Markle, President, RTCM

0945 - 1015 Refreshment break
1015 - 1200
Allied Organizations' Activities, Regulations and Standards
1200 - 1330 Lunch provided
1330 - 1430
Communications and Cybersecurity
1430 - 1500 Refreshment break
1500 - 1630
Navigation and Cybersecurity
1700 - 1900 RTCM Board of Directors
Member representatives welcome
Chair: Chris Hoffman, Chairman of the Board

Tuesday, May 17, 2016
0800 Continetal breakfast service
0830 - 1430 Registration Desk Open
0900 - 1015
Automatic Identification Systems and Tracking
1015 - 1045 Refreshment break
1045 - 1200
Navigation Regulations and Services
1200 - 1330 Lunch provided
1330 - 1500
Satellite Services
1500 - 1530 Refreshment break
1530 - 1630
GMDSS Modernization

Wednesday, May 18, 2016

0800 Continental breakfast service
0830 - 1330 Registration Desk Open
0900 - 1030
Distress Technologies
1030 - 1100 Refreshment break
1100 - 1200
NMEA Network Report
1200 - 1330 Lunch Provided
1330 - 1500
eNavigation Developments
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

Thursday, May 19, 2016
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 - 1200
Meeting of RTCM Special Committee 127 on eLoran
Chair: Paul Williams, General Lighthouse Authorities, UK & Ireland
1030 - 1100 Refreshment break
1230 - 1330 Lunch Provided
1300 - 1500
Meeting of RTCM eNavigation Steering Committee
Chair: Bill Cairns, American Pilots Association
1500 - 1530 Refreshment break

Friday, May 20, 2016
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 - 1200
Meeting of RTCM Special Committee 112 on Ship Radar
Chair: Brian Vlad, Raymarine
1030 - 1100 Refreshment break
1230 - 1330 Lunch Provided
1515 - 1545 Refreshment break


2016 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