2022 Beacon Manufacturers Workshop

Friday, May 13, 2022 

 9:00 AM - 4:30 PM (EDT)

BMW Agenda          BMW Registration Form          BMW Invitation

The Search And Rescue Satellite-Aided Tracking (SARSAT) Program is pleased to announce this year's Beacon Manufacturers Workshop (BMW) to be conducted in-person on May 13, 2022, at the Florida Aquarium in Tampa, Florida USA. The Program is also offering an opportunity for participants to attend virtually. The meeting will be chaired by Mr. Allan Knox, NOAA/SARSAT Program Analyst. 

The purpose of the workshop is to provide an open forum with the organizations that manufacture, market, and service emergency beacons. As a representative of your industry, you will be given the opportunity to freely discuss issues that affect you and your customers with officials from the Federal Government who manage and operate the USA and International Cospas-Sarsat System. The workshop also allows the government officials to consider input from industry representatives before making decisions pertaining to the system.  

Important meeting information follows: 

Location: The BMW will be held in-person at the Florida Aquarium, 701 Channelside Drive, Tampa, Florida 33602 USA. NOTE: There is also the opportunity to attend the meeting remotely via online/virtual option.

Meeting Schedule: The BMW will be conducted from 9:00 AM – 4:30 PM (EDT). Registration begins at 8:30 AM (EDT).

Meeting Agenda and Access Info:   Click on the link above for the draft agenda which includes session times.

Registration for the BMW:  The BMW, typically conducted during the RTCM Annual Conference, requires a separate registration. Click on the link above for the registration form. Please complete the form and e-mail to Yvonne Taylor ([email protected]) and/or Sharon Smith ([email protected]) by COB April 22nd.  Participants must choose the appropriate option for meeting attendance – either in-person at the Florida Aquarium or the online/virtual option.

Call for Advance Questions for the BMW Panel:  This year's BMW will again include a Q&A session with the SARSAT Program Leaders and Experts from NOAA, NASA, USAF and USCG. Please submit your questions via email by COB April 22nd to [email protected]ov and [email protected].  

Information and presentations from prior BMW’s can be found online at:  - https://www.sarsat.noaa.gov/Meetings.html

Information for the Radio Technical Commission for Maritime Services (RTCM) Annual Conference can be found online at - https://www.rtcm.org/2021-rtcm-annual-update-meeting