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Tis is alist of available Acronys.
Please note that these Acronyms have not yet been approved by the DWG.
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;A of U:Angle of Uncertainty:
;AAAAA:American Association Against Acronym Abuse
;AFS:Anti-Fouling System (paint)
;AIS:Automatic Identification System
;AIS:Automatic Identification System
;AISM:Association Internationale de Signalisation Maritime (Title of IALA in French)
;ARM:AtoN Requirements and Management Committee
;ASM:Application Specific Messages
;ASP:Application Service Provider (LRIT)
;ATO:Accredited Training Organisation
;AVC:Aviation Communication Service of the CSS
;AtoN:Aid to Navigation
;AtoN:Aid(s) to Navigation
;BIMCO:Baltic and International Maritime Council (vessel contract agreements)
;BOD:Biological Oxygen Demand
;BRM:Bridge Resource Management
;CA:Competent Authority
;CAIM:Craft Autonomous Integrity Monitoring
;CAR:Contractors All Risk (insurance)
;CATZOC:Category of Zone of Confidence
;CB:Capacity Building
;CBM:Condition-Based Maintenance
;CCTV:Closed-Circuit Television
;CD:Chart Datum
;CIE:International Commission on Illumination (1931)
;CM:Corrective Maintenance
;CMDS:Common Maritime Data Structure
;CME:Coronel Mass Ejection (solar flare)
;COLREGS:International Regulations for Preventing Collisions at Sea
;CRI:Colour Rendering Index
;CSP:Communication Service Provider (LRIT)
;CSS:Common Shore-based System
;CSSA:Common Shore-based System Architecture (e-Nav)
;CTI:Continuity Time Interval
;Chayka:A radionavigation system, similar to LORAN-C, operated by the Government of the Russian Federation
;CuNim:Cumulonimbus (or Cb) cloud
;DC:Direct Current
;DECCA Navigator:A low-frequency hyperbolic radionavigation system based on phase comparison techniques
;DFS:Direction Finding Service of the CSS (e-Nav)
;DGN:DGNSS Augmentation Service of the CSS (e-Nav)
;DGNSS:Differential Global Navigation Satellite System
;DGPS:Differential GPS
;DGPS:Differential Global Positioning System
;DMS:Data Mining Service
;DP:Technical Development Personnel
;DR:Dead Reckoning
;DSC:Digital Selective Call
;DTOA:The Difference in Time Of Arrival of events in two signals
;ECDIS:Electronic Chart Display and Information System
;ECS:Electronic Chart System
;EEZ:Exclusive Economic Zone (Defined in UNCLOS)
;EGNOS:European Geo-stationary Overlay Service
;EGNOS:European Geostationary Navigation Overlay Service
;EMF:Electro-Magnetic Frequency
;ENAV:e-Navigation Committee
;ENC:Electronic Navigation Chart
;ENE:Environmental Data Evaluation Service
;ENG:Engineering and Sustainability Committee
;ENS:Environmental Sensor Service
;EPIRB:Emergency Position Indicating Radio Beacon
;EU:European Union
;EWB:Emergency Wreck Buoy
;EWMP:Emergency Wreck Marking Plan
;FAL:Facilitation Committee of IMO
;FATDMA:Fixed Access Time Division Multiple Access
;FEARNS:Far East Radio Navigation Service
;FLA:Floating Visual Aids Service
;FOC:Full Operational Capability
;FTP:File Transfer Protocol
;FXA:Fixed Visual Aids Service
;GALILEO:Global Navigation Satellite System (EU)
;GBAS:Ground-Based Augmentation System
;GDOP:Geometric Dilution of Position
;GESAMP :Group of Experts on the Scientific Aspects of Marine Environmental Protection
;GIS:Geographical Information System
;GL:IALA Guideline
;GLONASS:Global Navigation Satellite System (Russia)
;GLONASS:Global Navigation Satellite System, operated by the Government of the Russian Federation
;GLOSS:Global Sea level Observing System
;GMDSS: Global Maritime Distress Service
;GMDSS:Global Maritime Distress and Safety System
;GMDSS:Global Maritime Distress and Safety System
;GN:Grid North
;GNSS-1:Global Navigation Satellite System, based on augmentation of GPS and GLONASS in development by the EU
;GNSS-2:Future Global Navigation Satellite System in development by the EU
;GNSS:Global Navigation Satellite System
;GNSS:Global Navigation Satellite System
;GPS:Global Positioning System (USA)
;GPS:Global Positioning System operated by the Government of the United States
;GRI:Group Repetition Interval
;GRP:Glass Reinforced Plastic
;GT:Gross Tonnage
;GWY:Gateway Service
;Glossary:A list of definitions of Acronyms
;H&S:Health and Safety
;HAT:Highest Astronomical Tide
;HAWT:Horizontal Axis Wind Turbine
;HF:High Frequency
;HMI:Human-Machine Interface
;HP:High Power
;HR:Human Resources
;HSC:High-Speed Craft
;HSE:Health and Safety Equipment
;IACS:International Association of Classification Societies Ltd.
;IALA:International Association of Marine Aids to Navigation and Lighthouse Authorities
;IALA:International Association of Marine Aids to Navigation and Lighthouse Authorities
;IAPH:International Association of Ports and Harbours
;ICAO:International Civil Aviation Organization
;IEC:International Electrotechnical Commission
;IFSMA:International Federation of Shipmasters’ Association
;IHMA:International Harbour Masters’ Association
;IHO:International Hydrographic Organization
;IHO:International Hydrographic Organization
;ILO:International Labour Organization
;IMO :International Maritime Organization
;IMO:International Maritime Organisation
;IMO:International Maritime Organization
;IMPA:International Maritime Pilots Association
;IMSAS:IMO Member States Audit Scheme
;IMSO:International Mobile Satellite Organisation
;IMU:Inertial Measurement Unit
;INF:On-Site Infrastructure of the CSS
;INMARSAT:International Maritime Satellite Organisation
;INS:Information Services (VTS)
;INS:Integrated Navigation System, as defined by IMO Performance Standards
;INS:Traffic Information Service, as part of the Vessel Traffic Services
;IOC:Initial Operational Capability
;IPR:Intellectual Property Rights
;IPSL:Integrated Power System (self-contained marine) lantern
;ISO:International Standardization Organisation
;ISO:International Standards Organisation
;ISPS:International Ship and Port Facilities Security [Code]
;IT:Information Technology
;ITIL:IT Infrastructure Library (V3 = Version 3, service-oriented)
;ITU-R:International Telecommunications Union – Radiocommunications Bureau
;ITU:International Telecommunication Union
;ITU:International Telecommunications Union
;ITZ:Inshore Traffic Scheme
;IWRAP:IALA Waterway Risk Assessment Program
;JSA:Job Safety Analysis
;KPI:Key Performance Indicators
;L :Luminance
;LAAS:Local Area Augmentation System
;LADGNSS:Local Area Differential GNSS
;LANBY:Large Navigational Buoy
;LAT:Lowest Astronomical Tide
;LDC:LORAN Data Channel
;LDR:Light Dependent Resistors
;LED:Light Emitting Diode
;LFP:Lithium-iron Phosphate (battery)
;LNG:Liquid Natural Gas
;LOP:Line of Position
;LORAN-C:A low-frequency hyperbolic radionavigation system based on measurements of TOA or DTOA of events in pulsed signals
;LORAN-C:Long Range Navigation System (USA) version C
;LORAN:Long Range Navigation System
;LOS:Level of Service (or LoS)
;LPA:Local Public Address Service of the CSS
;LRIT:Long Range Identification and Tracking 
;M2M:Machine-to-Machine Interface
;MARPOL:International Convention for the Prevention of Pollution from Ships
;MBS:(The IALA) Maritime Buoyage System and other Aids to Navigation
;MEMS:Micro Electro Mechanics System
;MF:Mean Frequency
;MF:Medium Frequency Band
;MHHW:Mean Higher High Water
;MHW:Mean High Water
;MHWS:Mean High Water Springs
;MIM:Mobile Interrogation Monitoring
;MIOs:Maritime Information Overlays
;MKD:Minimum Keyboard Display
;MLLW:Mean Lower Low Water
;MLW:Mean Low Water
;MLWS:Mean Low Water Springs
;MMSI:Maritime Mobile Service Identity
;MN:Magnetic North
;MPPT:Maximum Power Point Tracking (for battery charging)
;MPX:Master/Pilot Exchange
;MRCC:Maritime Rescue Coordination Centre
;MRCP:IALA Maritime Radio Communications Plan
;MRCP:Maritime Radio Communications Plan
;MSAS:Multi-purpose Satellite Augmentation System developed by the Government of Japan
;MSC:Maritime Safety Committee of IMO
;MSI:Maritime Safety Information
;MSI:Maritime Safety Information
;MSP:Maritime Service Portfolio(s)
;MSP:Maritime Spatial Planning
;MTBF:Mean Time Between Failures
;MTBO:Mean Time Between Outages
;MTSR:Mean Time to Service Repair
;MTTR:Mean Time to Repair
;MWB:Medium Wave Broadcast Service of the CSS
;Mo:Morse (code)
;MoU:Memorandum of Understanding
;NAS:Navigation Assistance Service (VTS)
;NAV:Sub-Committee on Safety of Navigation of IMO
;NAVPLAN:(operational) Navigation Plan
;NAVTEX:Navigational Telex
;NAVWARN:Navigational Warning
;NCR:Non-Conformance Reports
;NCSR:IMO Sub-committee on Navigation Communications and Search and Rescue
;NDT:NAVDAT Service of the CSS
;NM:Nautical Mile
;NMR:Nuclear Magnetic Resonance
;NP:Nautical Publication
;NSE:Navigation System Error
;NT radar:New Technology radar
;NTX:Navtex Service of the CSS
;NiCad:Nickel Cadmium (battery)
;NiCd:Nickel Cadmium (battery)
;NiMH:Nickel-Metal Hydride (battery)
;NtoM:Notice to Mariners
;OEP:Object-oriented Engineering Process
;OJT:On-the-Job Training
;OP:Technical Operating Personnel
;OPS:Operational Performance Statement
;OPS:Operational Presentation Surface
;P&I:Protection and Indemnity (clubs or insurance)
;PAWSA:Ports and Waterways Safety Assessment
;PDL:Precision Direction Light
;PI:Performance Indicator
;PIANC:The World Association for Waterborne Transport Infrastructure
;PM:Planned Maintenance
;PM:Program Manager (IALA WWA)
;PNT:Position Navigation and Timing
;PNT:Positioning, Navigation and Timing
;POS:Position Determination Service of the CSS
;PPE:Personal Protection Equipment
;PPU:Portable Pilot Unit
;PSSA:Particularly Sensitive Sea Areas
;QMS:Quality Management System
;R.O.:Reverse Osmosis
;RACON:Radar transponder beacon
;RAD:Radar Service of the CSS
;RAIM:Receiver Autonomous Integrity Monitoring
;RAIM:Receiver Autonomous Integrity Monitoring
;RCDS:Raster Chart Display System
;RCS:Racon Cross Section
;RENC:Regional ENC Coordination Centre
;RNC:Raster navigation chart
;RTE:Radar Target Enhancer
;RTU:Remote Telemetry Unit
;Rec:IALA Recommendation
;SA:Selected Availability (GNSS)
;SAR (1979):International Convention on Maritime SAR (1979)
;SAR:Search and Rescue
;SAR:Search and Rescue
;SAS:Support of Allied Services (VTS)
;SBAS:Satellite Based Augmentation System
;SBAS:Space-Based Augmentation System
;SBN:Shore-Based Wide Area Network Service of the CSS
;SCADA:Supervisory Control and Data Acquisition (system)
;SDA:Ship Data Consistency Analysis Service of the CSS
;SID:Shipping Industry Database Service of the CSS
;SIS:Signal In Space
;SOLAS:International Convention for the Safety of Life at Sea (IMO 1974+)
;SOP:Standard Operating Procedure
;SOP:Standard Operating Procedures
;SOTDMA:Self-Organising Time Division Multiple Access
;SRS:Ship Reporting System
;STCW:International Convention on Standards of Training, Certification and Watchkeeping for Seafarers
;SWC:Short Wave Communication Service of the CSS
;SWG:Short Wave GMDSS Service of the CSS
;TBD:To Be Determined
;TBS:True Bearing from Seaward
;TBT:Tributyltin (anti-fouling paint)
;TDMA:Time Division Multiple Access
;TEU:Twenty-Foot Equivalent Units 
;TH:Trinity House
;THLS:Trinity House Lighthouse Service
;TMS:Time/Motion Studies
;TN:True North
;TOA:Time Of Arrival of an event in a signal
;TOS:Traffic Organisation Service (VTS)
;TRA:Transmission Regulatory Authority
;TSE:Total System Error
;TSS:Traffic Separation Scheme
;TW:Territorial Waters
;UIA:User Interaction Service of the CSS
;UKC:Under Keel Clearance
;UNCLOS:United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea
;USA:United States of America
;UTC:Coordinated Universal Time (Universal Time Co-ordinated)
;UTM:Universal Transverse Mercator (Projection)
;UV:Ultra Violet
;VAWT:Vertical Axis Wing Turbine
;VDE(S):VHF Data Exchange (System)
;VDE: VHF Data Exchange
;VDES:VHF Data Exchange System
;VDL:VHF Data Link
;VDR:Voyage Data Recorder
;VEC:Vector Chart Service of the CSS
;VHF:Very High Frequency
;VHF:Very High Frequency (radio in the 30-300 MHz band)
;VID:CCTV Video Service (Closed Circuit Television) of the CSS
;VLCC:Very Large Crude Carrier
;VMS:Vessel Monitoring System
;VOC:Volatile Organic Compounds (paints and solvents)
;VTC:Vessel Traffic Centre
;VTE:Vessel Technical Error
;VTM:Vessel Traffic Management
;VTMIS:Vessel Traffic Management and Information Services
;VTS:Vessel Traffic Service
;VTS:Vessel Traffic Services
;VTSO:Vessel Traffic Service Officer
;WAAS:Wide Area Augmentation System developed by the Government of the United States
;WAG:Wave Activated Generator
;WAN:Wide Area Network (e.g. the internet)
;WEND:Worldwide Electronic Navigational Chart Database
;WGS84:World Geodetic System 1984 (datum and spheroid)
;WMO:World Meteorological Organisation
;WRC:World Radio Conference of the ITU
;WRC:World Radiocommunications Conference
;WWA:(IALA) World-Wide Academy
;WWNWS:World Wide Navigational Warning Service
;WWRNP:World Wide Radio Navigation Plan (IALA)
;WWRNS:World Wide Radio Navigation System (IMO)
;WWRNS:World-Wide Radio Navigation System
;eLORAN:Enhanced LORAN
;k:coefficient of sensitivity
;ppm:Parts Per Million

Revision as of 21:43, 10 July 2016

Tis is alist of available Acronys.

Please note that these Acronyms have not yet been approved by the DWG.

Acronyms - not yet accepted

Dictionary Working Group (IALA)