2023 Beacon Manufacturers Workshop

Friday, June 16, 2023 

 9:00 AM - 4:30 PM (EDT)

BMW Agenda          BMW Registration Form

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 June 16, 2023, at the Hyatt Regency Jacksonville Waterfront, 225 East Coastline Drive, Jacksonville, Florida USA. The meeting will be chaired by Mr. Mickey Fitzmaurice, NOAA/SARSAT Satellite Engineer. 

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 Hyatt Regency Jacksonville Waterfront, 225 East Coastline Drive, Jacksonville, Florida USA.

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

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

Registration for the BMW:  The BMW, 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 June 7th

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 May 31st to [email protected] and [email protected].  

Information and presentations from prior BMW’s can be found online at: