2024 Beacon Manufacturers Workshop

Friday, May 10, 2024 

 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 May 10, 2024, at One Ocean Resort & Spa, 1 Ocean Blvd, Atlantic Beach, 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 One Ocean Resort & Spa, 1 Ocean Blvd, Atlantic Beach, 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.

Note: The BMW will be conducted as a hybrid meeting with both in-person and remote participation by videoconference. Please note your plan to participate remotely on the registration form. Details on remote participation will be released to registered attendees prior to the meeting.

Registration for the BMW:  The BMW, conducted during the RTCM Annual Conference, requires a separate registration if you have not previously registered on your Conference Registration form.  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 26th

If you have previously registered for the RTCM or Digital@Sea North America Conference and selected that you would attend the BMW Meeting on your Conference Registration form, you do NOT need to complete this BMW Registration form.  This BMW Registration form is only for people planning to attend remotely or who plan to attend in person for the BMW meeting only.  

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 26th to [email protected] and [email protected].  

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