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RTCM’s leadership, members, and cooperating participants from government and private
sector organizations encompass all aspects of
the telecommunication, electronics and navigation programs affecting the maritime communities. They provide your access to seats at
the table where all aspects of policies are formulated.
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THE EVENT OF THE YEAR
The combined NMEA/RTCM Conference & Expo is the largest industry trade event focusing strictly on marine electronics.
Attendees may participate in a product expo along with technical and educational sessions offered by both organizations.
Key decision makers from major marine electronics companies, the US Coast Guard, FCC, and other government representatives will attend.
A full plate of information
and access to policymakers. All
government experts have agreed to
meet individually with attendees.
on maritime communities and future
• Cybersecurity Workshop: A deeper
dive into the topic, this session will
include information sources and development of solutions and ways forward.
• Rules, Regulations, and Licensing
Seminar: Join us for a morning with
FCC and Coast Guard experts conducting a licensing seminar. Contribute and
learn when and where licenses are
required and how to get them for you
and your customers.
• GMDSS Task Force Meeting: This will
include a report about modernization of
the GMDSS. The session will seek input
and make recommendations.
• All-day meeting: RTCM Special Committee 110 addressing standards for “
second generation” 406 MHz beacons
designed to work with the search and
rescue functions on new satellites for GPS
and other satellite navigation systems.
• NOAA Beacon Manufacturers Workshop: Day-long workshop that will
address updates to 406 MHz beacon
• RTCM Standard for Electronic Visual
Distress Signal Devices: Latest devel-
on the Agenda
• RTCM Opening Session: Includes a
business meeting, awards and remarks by
the newly elected president.
• El Faro Investigation Report: A member of the National Transportation Safety
Board will present investigative findings
and discuss how investigations are conducted. Another presentation will address
integrated bridge systems that might have
assisted the vessel.
• Autonomous Vehicles and Precise
Navigation: Learn about the intersection
of emerging autonomous vehicles and
navigation systems that enable them.
• Technology and Inland Waterways
Updates: Learn about the latest in
emerging and evolving technologies,
including ECDIS, AIS, VDES, radar
systems, e-navigation, and integrated
• Satellite Communication Providers:
The industry’s largest satellite telecommunications providers—Inmarsat, Iridium,
Globalstar, ORBCOMM, and others—will
provide information about technology
updates and enhancements.
• Maritime Cybersecurity: What are the
primary cyber issues, including impacts