This section examines the regulations around GMDSS and looks at the communication systems available from basic radio through to the latest in satellite technology. We would recommend reading a history of maritime communications regulation to give you a good understanding, then looking at the radio spectrum. There is also an article covering remote monitoring as well as using comms to improve ship operations.


The modern connected world

In the modern connected world, we are used to having instant access to advice on virtually any topic under the …

What is GMDSS?

Some 30 years after the first ever communications satellite was put into orbit, the roll out of GMDSS (Global Maritime …