In May this year, Bjørn Kristian Sæstad and Paul Elgar from the OEM department at NAVTOR attended the annual technical conference of the Commité International Radio-Maritime, otherwise known as CIRM. This is the international association for marine electronics companies and is our voice into many different places such as the International Hydrographic Organization (IHO), the International Maritime Organization (IMO) and the International Electrotechnical Commission (IEC). The conference was held in Rotterdam where we were lucky enough to be hosted by Radio Holland on day one, and Alphatron on day two.
The agenda was very varied and covered many subjects, but from Navtor’s point of view the discussions around S-100 and the IEC specifications were of most interest. We are eager to see S-100 become a reality, and through CIRM we can put pressure on all involved organizations and companies to make that happen. As a group, we also worked to create input papers to the HSSC-15, NCSR-10 and MSC-107 meetings to be held over the next few months.
One of the highlights of the two-day meeting was a boat trip through the Port of Rotterdam, where we were able to see many Navtor customers going about their daily business. A big thanks to Alphatron for that nice experience.
CIRM is a very important organization where Navtor have been members since 2011. We participate in meetings and workshops to ensure that the interests of the maritime manufacturers and end users are always in sharp focus. CIRM now has members from many different business areas covering most aspects of the marine business, so membership is highly recommended.
Learn more about CIRM: www.cirm.org