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NOTICE – GPS Roll over April 6&7 2019

IALA wishes to inform its members that the GPS Week Number will be rolling over on April 6th, 2019.  This could lead to errors in both GPS position and time for some GPS receivers, or systems using GPS such as AIS.

This should not affect newer equipment, or equipment that has had regular firmware updates from the manufacturer.  While the date of the rollover is identified as April 6th, 2019, some equipment may rollover on a different date depending on the implementation in the manufacturer’s firmware.  Most manufacturers are aware of the rollover and have provided information on their websites.  In preparation for the rollover, many administrations are providing guidance.

For owners of equipment with GPS:

  1. Make sure all recent firmware updates are completed;
  2. Check with your GPS manufacturer for further information on GPS-dependent equipment and identify what action, if any is, required by the operator;
  3. Identify what effect this could have on your current operations, PNT (position, navigation and timing) solutions and potential issues if failure occurred;
  4. Operators of such equipment should monitor and, wherever possible, verify their equipment for any errors.

In practical terms – coastal/port authorities:

  1. Confirm equipment that includes GPS (e. AIS base stations) are updated and perform correctly before and after the event
  2. Check that any GPS -enable/connect equipment is reading correct time/date before and after the event (might need to examine data logs)
  3. Advise personnel dealing with equipment that makes use of GPS, including VTS Personnel and AtoN personnel, noting the possible errors that may be introduced.

Please provide feedback to IALA on any issues identified regarding the GPS rollover event.

Photo Credit: ESA.

Workshop on Initial Operating Capability (IOC) Phase for e-Navigation Services

IALA in association with the Maritime and Port Authority of Singapore (MPA) is hosting a Workshop on the Initial Operating Capability (IOC) phase for e-Navigation Services in Singapore, from the 8 to 10 April 2019 in conjunction with the Singapore Maritime Week 2019.

This IALA e-NAV workshop aims to achieve the following:

  • a shared understanding of the short-term goals of e-NAV, especially in the areas of harmonization;
  • Take stock of the on-going efforts, e.g. SESAME Straits, STM/ EfficienSEA, SMART/eMIR, and identify gaps and challenges to allow the community to achieve interoperability; and
  • Develop a work programme to achieve an Initial Operating Capability (IOC) phase for selected e-NAV services.

To register, please download the flyer or follow this link: https://www.iala-aism.org/product/workshop-on-initial-operating-capability-ioc-phase-for-e-navigation-services/

 

Seminar on the Revision of the IMO Resolution for Vessel Traffic Services

IALA will be hosting a Seminar on the Revision of the IMO Resolution A.857(20)  for Vessel Traffic Services from 24 to 28 June 2019 at IALA Headquarters, Saint-Germain-en-Laye, France.

The purpose of the Seminar is to:

  • Facilitate discussion and active engagement amongst stakeholders in preparing a draft revision of the Resolution for submission to the IMO.
  • Provide the opportunity to broaden the participation and engagement in preparing a draft revision, particularly with IMO members who may not have been involved in the preparation of the submission to IMO (MSC99/20/3).

Assist the IALA VTS Committee in finalising the draft revision for submission to NCSR7 in late 2019.

To register, please download the flyer here or follow this link: https://www.iala-aism.org/product/seminar-on-the-revision-of-the-imo-resolution-for-vessel-traffic-services/

Launching of the Maritime Connectivity Platform Consortium

On the 8th of February 2019, the Maritime Connectivity Platform Consortium (MCC) was established with a signature ceremony during the ‘e-Navigation Underway International 2019’ conference.

This is an important step for e-navigation – and for the digitalisation in the maritime domain at large. A platform like the Maritime Connectivity Platform is needed in order to ensure secure and reliable information exchange.

The structure of the consortium is inspired from the World Wide Web consortium. It has a core of so called host-members, which are the ones signing the consortium arrangement, and which are all non-profit organisations. Every other relevant organisation is invited to join as regular member.

IALA is part of the consortium advisory board, which is intended to have representatives from international organisations.

The picture shows the signing ceremony during e-Navigation Underway on board Pearl Seaways

Please read the press release here

20 – 24 May 2019 at IALA Headquarters in Saint-Germain-en-Laye, France

Training Seminar on the Use of the IALA Risk Management Toolbox

The seminar will provide an international overview of risk management stressing the importance of stakeholder liaison before demonstrating the value of the four IALA Risk Management Tools – IWRAP Mk 2; PAWSA, SIRA and Simulation in waterway planning. Participants will benefit from both theoretical and practical training delivered by world experts in different aspects of the toolbox.

IALA 3rd Pre-Diplomatic Conference in Istanbul Turkey from 12 to 14 March 2019 & WWA Seminar on the Safety of Navigation, 11 March 2019

National members and representatives of governments wishing to participate in the Third Preparatory Diplomatic Conference to continue the detailed reading of the draft IALA Convention that have not registered as yet are encouraged to do so, using the link:  http://www.iala-aism.org/product/3rd-preparatory-diplomatic-conference/. Participants can access the documents for the conference through this link: https://www.iala-aism.org/meetings/preparatory-conference-3/

The World-Wide Academy organizes a Seminar on the Safety of Navigation under the theme of “Effective Implementation of IALA Standards” the day before the Conference at the same venue. Registration is now available on this link: https://www.iala-aism.org/product/wwa-seminar-on-the-safety-of-navigation/. There is no fee to participate in the Seminar. Please note that separate registrations are needed for the Seminar and for the Conference.

The 68 th session of the IALA Council met from 11 to 14th December at IALA Headquarters

Council 68

The 68 th session of the IALA Council met from 11 to 14th December at IALA Headquarters, Saint-Germain-en-Laye, France, under the presidency of Ms Young-shin Kim, Republic of Korea.

The full report is available for members to download on this page: https://www.iala-aism.org/meetings/council-68/

IALA Marine Aids to Navigation Manager – Distance Learning Programme 2019

The IALA World Wide Academy offers a distance learning programme to achieve qualification as an international IALA Level 1.1 Marine Aids to Navigation Manager. The programme consists of two modules of online learning, activities, case studies and examinations in addition to a residential course at an Accredited Training Organisation at various international locations. If all three modules are completed consecutively the qualification should be achieved within a year.

The next course commences in January 2019 and registration is now available and a second course is expected to start in summer 2019. Further details are attached in the course fact sheet and registration form.

ARM8 was held at IALA HQ from 22 to 26 October 2018

The 8th Session of the ARM Committee was held at IALA Headquarters from 22 to 26 October 2018.

The session was attended by 64 participants from 28 countries, of which 44 were National Members, 3 were Industrial Members, 13 were Associate Members, 3 were observers. Seventeen participants attended for the first time. The following chart shows an analysis of participants.

The Committee commenced the work for the 2018-2022 work period, including the new role of the ARM Committee regarding operational aspects of Maritime Services which fits well with the overall strategy of IALA and the evolution of the maritime sector.

Working in three working groups, the Committee considered 98 input papers including presentations and produced 15 output documents including 1revised Academy model course, 10 liaison notes, 1 workshop proposal and 17 working papers. All Recommendations and Guidelines considered were aligned with the proposed seven Standards.

The Committee produced the following Model Course:

Draft Model Course L1.2 Master of AtoN Management Ed.1_20181024.

The Committee prepared the following workshop proposal:

Draft Cyber Security Workshop Proposal.

ENG8 was held at IALA HQ from 15 to 19 October 2018

The eighth meeting of the ENG Committee (ENG8) was held from 15th to 19th October 2018 in IALA HQ.

The session was attended by 82 participants from 28 countries, of which 51 were National Members, 15 were Industrial Members, 16 were Associate Members. There were no observers. Seventeen participants attended for the first time. The following chart shows an analysis of the participation.

Working in three working groups, the Committee considered 90 input papers including presentations and produced 29 output documents including 6 revised Academy model courses, 2 draft Recommendations, 3 draft Guidelines, 4 workshop/seminar proposals and 17 working papers. All Recommendations and Guidelines considered were aligned with the proposed seven Standards.

The Committee produced the following Recommendations, Guidelines, Model Courses:

  • Draft new Recommendation on Resilient PNT
  • Draft IALA Recommendation R0200-1 (E200-1) Ed.2 on Marine Signal Lights Colours
  • Draft Guideline 1006 on plastic buoys
  • Draft Guideline G1067-3 Ed.2 Electrical Energy Storage for AtoN_Dec2017
  • Draft Guideline 1065 Ed.4 AtoN Signal Light Beam Vertical Divergence_Dec2017
  • Draft new WWA Model Course L1.2 Master of AtoN Management

The Committee drafted the following proposals for workshops/ seminars:

  • Proposal for R-Mode workshop 2019
  • Draft Cyber Security Workshop Proposal
  • Draft Heritage Seminar Proposal
  • IALALITE- IALABATT workshop proposal 2021

ENAV22 was held at IALA HQ from 8 to 12 October 2018

The 22nd session of the ENAV Committee was held at IALA Headquarters from 8 to 12 October 2018.

117 Delegates from 25 countries, 4 sister organisations and 4 observers participated in ENAV22. This included 34 participants for the first time;

This was the first meeting for the 2018-2022 Work Programme and the ENAV Committee considered 93 input papers and produced 20 output papers of three Working Groups.

Key outputs included:

The completion of the following revised Guidelines:

  • Guideline G1128 on the Specification of e-Navigation Technical Services;
  • Guideline G1139 on Technical Specification of VDES