E-Bulletin December 2023

E-Bulletin: Activities

Workshop on Enhanced Radar Positioning System

Global Navigation Satellite Systems (GNSS), such as GPS, Galileo, GLONASS, BeiDou, etc., are universally used for maritime navigation. However, GNSS have well known vulnerabilities, including jamming, that can interrupt positioning […]

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Progress with IALA’s change of status

Since January this year diplomatic representatives of a growing number of States have signed the Convention in Paris and we anticipate many other States will follow as signatories. In order […]

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Committees, Council & Symposium

Committees – 1st half 2021 The first round of the Committee meetings for 2021 were held from 1 March to 28 April for 9 weeks. The Secretariat upgraded the arrangements […]

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Activities from Industrial Members

Kongsberg Early in May it was reported that Kongsberg Digital with its Vessel Insight system had entered into an agreement with MAN Energy Solutions in respect of its PrimeServ Assist […]

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Activities from Associate Members

European Maritime Safety Agency (EMSA) EMSA Pollution Response Services The Lisbon-based EMSA has now issued its Drills and Exercises Annual Report 2020 which can be downloaded from the EMSA website […]

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Activities from National Members

England & Wales Trinity House Trinity House announced in mid-May that it will replace the Channel Lightvessel with a Safe Water Mark buoy now that the lightvessel position in a […]

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Progress on the IGO Status

Following the Diplomatic Conference held in February 2020 in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, the Convention on the International Organization for Marine Aids to Navigation has been made available in 6 languages […]

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Webinar Series

In the first half of 2021, two series of webinars were held covering topics of interest for the maritime community. One series provided background information on the recommendations and guidelines […]

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Prefectura Naval Argentina

On June 30, 1810, Prefectura Naval Argentina (PNA, Argentine Coast Guard) was appointed as the national Maritime Authority, assigned to enforce 90% of the international obligations of Argentina regarding safety […]

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Council 72

Due to the meeting restrictions imposed by the COVID-19 Pandemic, the 72nd session of the IALA Council was held from 8 to 10 December 2020 by videoconference. Here is a […]

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WATON Day 2020

Not even the pandemic of COVID-19 could stop the celebration of the World Marine Aids to Navigation (WAtoN) Day 2020, which was celebrated virtually through social media. The engagement by […]

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Farewell to Mrs Marie-Hélène Grillet

After a record-beating 38 years Mrs Marie-Hélène Grillet has retired from the IALA Secretariat. Some would say that Marie-Hélène was born in IALA since her mother, Mrs Christiane Ville, was […]

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