GMDSS Abbreviations

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GMDSS Abbreviations

 

 

ADE

Above-Deck Equipment

ALC

Automatic Level Control

   

BDE

Below-Deck Equipment

   

CCIR

International Radio Consultative Committee

CES

Coast Earth Station

CMC

COSPAS Mission Control Centre (Moscow)

COSPAS

Space System For Search Of Distress Vessels

CSS

Co-Ordinator Surface Search

   

DMG

Distress Message Generator

DSC

Digital Selective Calling

   

EGC

Enhanced Group Call

ELT

Emergency Locator Transmitter

EPIRB

Emergency Position-Indicating Radio Beacon

   

GMDSS

Global Maritime Distress And Safety System

   

HF

High Frequency

   

ICAO

International Civil Aviation Organization

IF

Intermediate Frequency

IFRB

International Frequency Registration Board

IHO

International Hydrographic Organization

IMO

International Maritime Organization

Inmarsat

International Mobile Satellite Organization

ITU

International Telecommunication Union

ITU-R ITU

Radiocommunication Sector (Former CCIR)

ITU-T ITU

Telecommunication Standardization Sector (Former CCITT)

   

LCD

Liquid-Crystal Display

LUT

Local User Terminal

   

MCC

Mission Control Centre

MF

Medium Frequency

MSI

Maritime Safety Information

   

NBDP

Narrow-Band Direct Printing (Telegraphy)

NCC

Network Control Centre

NCS

Network Co-Ordination Station

   

OCC

Operations Control Centre

OSC

On-Scene Commander

   

PLB

Personal Locator Beacon

   

RCC

Rescue Co-Ordination Centre

RF

Radio-Frequency

RR

Radio Regulations

RSC

Rescue Sub-Centre

   
   

SAR

Search And Rescue

SAR

Convention International Convention On Maritime Search And Rescue, 1979

SARSAT S

Earch And Rescue Satellite-Aided Tracking

SART

Search And Rescue Radar Transponder

SES

Ship Earth Station

SOLAS

International Convention For The Safety Of Life At Sea, 1974, As Amended

   

VDU

Visual Display Unit

VHF

Very High Frequency

VTS

Vessel Tracking System

   

WARC

World Administrative Radio Conference

WMO

World Meteorological Organization

WRC

World Radiocommunication Conference

WWNWS

World-Wide Navigational Warning Service

 

 

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