Marine navigation/Related Articles
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- Geodesy : Add brief definition or description
- Geography : Study of the surface of the Earth and the activities of humanity upon it.
- Navigation : Techniques for determining one's own position, a feasible course to be taken to a desired new position, and journeying on that course
- Chronometer : Add brief definition or description
- Compass : A device which has the basic function of displaying a bearing for navigation.
- Dead reckoning : Add brief definition or description
- Sextant : Add brief definition or description
- Electronic Charting System : Generic International Maritime Organization term for a marine navigation device that, at a minimum, links a display, computer-readable charts and a Global Navigation Satellite System
- Chartplotter : Generic term for an Electronic Charting System that may run on a dedicated device or a personal computer; typically accepts inputs, via NMEA 0183 interface, from a wide range of marine navigation devices
- Electronic Chart Display and Information System : Add brief definition or description (ECDIS)
- Automatic Identification System : A system, aboard ships and boats, that combines marine radio transmitters and receivers, Global Navigation Satellite System receivers, and computer control into a self-organizing, mobile network in which vessels are inform nearby traffic, potential collision hazards, and navigational information
- Digital selective calling : A method to address specific marine radios or groups of vessels, and to send a distress signal, including the vessel's location if the radio is connected to a GPS receiver
- Maritime Mobile Service Identifier : Add brief definition or description
- NAVTEX : Part of the international Global Maritime Distress and Safety System (GMDSS), a medium frequency radio broadcast service for marine-oriented weather information
- NMEA 0183 : A low-speed, point-to-point or point-to-multipoint, electrical interface used among marine navigation devices; also a standard for application-specific messages among such devices
- NMEA 2000 : Add brief definition or description
- Marine radio : Add brief definition or description
- Vessel monitoring system : System used in commercial fishing to allow environmental and fisheries regulatory organizations to monitor, minimally, the position, time at a position, and course and speed of fishing vessels.
- COSPAS-SARSAT : Worldwide system of multinational satellites in geosynchronous or low earth orbits, receiving stations, and search and rescue mission control systems that detect the emergency messages from emergency position indicating radio beacons (EPIRB)
- Emergency Position Indicating Radio Beacon : Intended for search and rescue of ships and boats, this is a beacon that will float free of a sinking vessel, and broadcast a position report, preferably with GPS, to a worldwide cluster of monitoring satellites.
- Global Maritime Distress and Safety System : Mandated by the Safety of Life at Sea convention of the International Maritime Organization system of digital radio and other systems for ships to receive alerts and signal search and rescue organizations when they are in distress.
- Search and rescue transponder : A device used by personnel in need of rescue, which assists in the final part of the search by interacting with search radar and guiding the rescuers to the victim
- GPS : Add brief definition or description
- Radar : (acronym for "radio detection and ranging") A technique used for detecting and tracking targets, navigation, imagery, and special applications.
- Radio : Transmission and reception of information, which can be voice, data or imagery over electromagnetic radiation in free space (i.e., wireless). The information is modulated onto a carrier wave
- Sonar : A contraction of sound navigation and ranging, formally includes the active mode in which a pulse goes out and a receiver measures the echo. Also includes hydrophones or passive, listen-only systems.
- Search and rescue : The location of those in distress from natural, accidental, or hostile causes; on-scene medical stabilization and extrication; evacuation to treatment or other safe facilities