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
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