2019 RTCM Annual Assembly Program
 Enabling telecommunications, navigational, and electronic systems to allow our waters to be safer, more secure, and pollution free for work and play
 
 
 
Monday, September 16, 2019

5:30pm - 7:00pm
  • RTCM Board Meeting (Members Invited)
 
Tuesday, September 17, 2019

7:00am
 
    • Continental Breakfast in Registration Area

7:30am - 9:15am (Case Study Amphitheater)

    • RTCM Opening Session
        ~ Welcome by RTCM Chair and NMEA Executive Director
        ~ Annual Meeting - including RTCM Report and Election of Board
        ~ Remarks by RTCM President
        ~ Coast Guard Report
        ~ Welcome and Conference Kick-Off - Coast Guard Atlantic Area Commander
            Vice Admiral Scott Buschman

9:15am - 9:30am

    • Coffee Break in Registration Area

9:30am - 10:45am (Case Study Amphitheater)

    • International Electrotechnical Commission (IEC) Report
    • Comite International Radio-Maritime (CIRM) Report
    • Cospas-Sarsat Program Update
    • Federal Communications Commission (FCC) Update
    • NMEA Standards Update
 
10:45am - 11:00am

    • Coffee Break in Registration Area 

11:00am - 12:15pm

    • Cyber Security and RTCM - Organizer Captain Glenn Hernandez USCG, Retired
        ~ Presentations by field experts to set the stage for a follow-on workshop
 
12:15pm - 1:30pm

    • Buffet Lunch - Conference Opening Remarks
 
1:30pm - 6:30pm
 
    • Exhibits Open

4:30pm - 6:30pm
 
    • Welcome Reception in Exhibit Hall with Food and Drinks

 
Wednesday, September 18, 2019

7:00am
 
    • Continental Breakfast in Registration Area
 
8:00am - 9:15am (Case Study Amphitheater)

    • Nexus of Precision Navigation and Autonomous Vehicles - Organizer Captain Mike Trent USNR, Retired
         ~ RTCM Special Committees 104/134/135 High Accuracy/High Integrity
            GNSS and Telecommunications Layer Report
         ~ Maritime Autonomous Surface Ships Developments
 
9:15am - 9:30am

    • Coffee Break in Registration Area

9:30am - 12:15pm


    • Licensing Seminar for Commercial and Recreational Vessels
 
9:30am - 10:45am

    • Technology Updates - Organizer Joseph Hersey
         ~ Electromagnetic Compatibility Requirements for Light Emitting Diode (LED) Devices
            RTCM Special Committee Report
         ~ Automatic Identification System Developments - Mark Johnson, Shine Micro
         ~ USCG Navigation Systems Initiatives - R. Dave Lewald
         ~ USACE Inland Waterways Update - Brian Tetreault
         ~ USCG Fast Response Cutter  Introduction

10:45am - 11:00am

    • Coffee Break in Registration Area

11:00am - 12:15pm
 
    • Satellite Telecommunications Updates - Organizer Rear Admiral Ed Gilbert USCG, Retired
        ~ Inmarsat
        ~ Iridium
        ~ ORBCOMM
 
12:00pm - 6:00pm 
 
    • USCG Fast Response Cutter Display and Tours
 
12:15pm - 1:30pm

    • Buffet Lunch

1:30pm - 6:30pm

    • Exhibits Open

4:30pm - 6:30pm
 
    • Reception in Exhibit Hall
 
6:30pm - 10:00pm
 
    • Exhibit Breakdown (Option to break down at 8:00am Thursday, 9/19)


Thursday, September 19, 2019

7:00am

    • Continental Breakfast in Registration Area
 
8:00am - 9:15am (Technical Program - Session 1)

    • Emerging Telecommunications Alternatives - Organizer Kerry Greer, Globalstar
 
9:15am - 9:30am
 
    • Coffee Break in Registration Area
 
9:30am - 5:00pm 

    • Special Committee 110 on Emergency Beacons (EPIRBs and PLBs) Meeting
 
9:30am - 10:45am (Technical Program - Session 2)

    • Coast Guard Procurement Plans for Telecommunication, Electronics, and Navigation Systems Session
    • USCG Fast Response / Polar Security Cutter C4 Systems

10:45am - 11:00am

    • Coffee Break in Registration Area
 
11:00am - 12:15pm (Technical Program - Session 3)

    • NGA's Maritime Safety Information
    • RTCM Special Committee Update on Distress Alerting Devices

12:15pm - 1:30pm

    • Buffet Lunch

1:30pm - 4:30pm 

    • GMDSS Task Force Fall Meeting
 
2:45pm - 3:00pm 
 
    • Coffee Break in Registration Area
 
6:30pm - 7:30pm 
 
    • NMEA Awards Reception
 
7:30pm - 9:00pm
 
    • NMEA Awards Dinner
 

Friday, September 20, 2019


8:00am - 5:00pm

   • NOAA Beacon Manufacturers Workshop (Includes lunch and refreshment breaks)
 
 
Beacon Manufacturer’s Workshop
The workshop is sponsored by the U.S. Search and Rescue Satellite-Aided Tracking (SARSAT) Program.  The workshop provides an open forum with the organizations that manufacture, market and service emergency beacons. Industry representatives will have the opportunity to freely discuss issues that affect the industry and customers with officials from the Federal Government who manage and operate the USA and International Cospas-Sarsat System.  Separate registration (no charge) required.


 
 
  
 
 
 
 
 
 

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