USCG's GMDSS Task Force Announces Their Next Meeting

National GMDSS Implementation Task Force

Date/Time: Thursday 6 January 2011 at 9:30 am

Location: RTCM Headquarters in Rosslyn, Virginia

Chairman: Capt. Jack Fuechsel, USCG (Ret)

For Info: Jack Fuechsel at 703-527-0484 or e-mail: gmdss@comcast.net

Website: (NEW) http://www.navcen.uscg.gov/?pageName=GMDSS

The Previous Meeting

This summary record is provided for information and will be posted on the Task Force portion of the Coast Guard web site Note the new address: www.navcen.uscg.gov/?pageName=MaritimeTelecomms (click GMDSS, then GMDSS Task Force). The summary record is also distributed to all Task Force members to serve as a Newsletter summarizing GMDSS developments and other issues in marine telecommunications. The GMDSS Task Force met on 29 September 2010 at the Sheraton Hotel in Seattle, Washington during the NMEA Annual Meeting.

Task Force Background
The U. S. Coast Guard, with the support of other government maritime organizations, chartered the GMDSS Task Force in 1993 to assist the private sector in implementing the GMDSS. In 2005, the Coast Guard passed direct sponsorship of the Task Force to the Radio Technical Commission for Maritime Services (RTCM) , a non-profit public interest group which provides secretarial support and hosts Task Force meetings. The National Marine Electronics Association (NMEA), a non-profit Trade Organization representing Marine Electronic manufacturers and service agents, also hosts a Task Force meeting annually.

Task Force to the Radio Technical Commission for Maritime Services (RTCM) Links

RTCM Homepage

Guide to International Requirements for Global Maritime Distress and Safety System (GMDSS) Communication Equipment

The National Marine Electronics Association (NMEA) Links

NMEA Homepage