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;A of U:Angle of Uncertainty:
 
;AAAAA:American Association Against Acronym Abuse
 
;ACK:Acknowledge
 
;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
 
;C:Contrast
 
;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
 
;Cat:Category
 
;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
 
;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
 
;E:Illuminance
 
;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
 
;HMI:Human-Machine-Interface
 
;HP:High Power
 
;HR:Human Resources
 
;HSC:High-Speed Craft
 
;HSE:Health and Safety Equipment
 
;I:Intensity
 
;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 
 
;Lat:Latitude
 
;Long:Longitude
 
;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
 
;PPM
 
;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
 
;Racon
 
;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
 
;Si:Silicon
 
;T:Transmissivity
 
;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
 
;US
 
;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
 
;cd:candela
 
;eLORAN:Enhanced LORAN
 
;eNav:e-Navigation
 
;k:coefficient of sensitivity
 
;kW:Kilowatt
 
;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.


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