The U.S. Committee on the Marine Transportation System, a federal inter-agency partnership that develops national MTS policy, is asking for your ideas on the future of e-navigation.
They’ve set up a unique online site to facilitate the conversation, and they invite anyone with an interest in the U.S. marine transportation system to join the discussion. (Deadline for comments is February 28.) For background, you might want to read the committee’s e-Navigation Strategic Action Plan.
As defined by the International Maritime Organization (IMO), e-navigation is “the harmonized collection, integration, exchange, presentation, and analysis of maritime information onboard and ashore by electronic means to enhance berth-to-berth navigation and related services for safety and security at sea and protection of the marine environment.”
The committee’s e-Navigation Integrated Action Team will consider your comments as they develop their work plan and recommendations. They will also provide an analysis of all of the feedback this spring or early summer. We will let you know when the analysis is posted, or you can monitor the CMTS website.
Join the U.S. e-navigation conversation at http://enav.ideascale.com
The CMTS Integrated Action Team leads for e-navigation are NOAA, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, and the U.S. Coast Guard. Participating agencies are:
- National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
- National Transportation Safety Board
- Oceanographer of the Navy
- Research and Innovative Technology Administration
- U.S. Army Corps of Engineers
- U.S. Coast Guard
- U.S. Maritime Administration
- U.S. Transportation Command