Submitted by the Chief, Office of Navigation Systems (CG-NAV) On June 30, 2020 the Coast Guard switched off the last Differential Global Positioning System (DGPS) signals after more than 25 years of […]
The Coast Guard and the National Weather Service are conducting a survey of the maritime public in order gain a better understanding of the current use of Marine Weather Information, and to determine the level of interest in potential future products and dissemination methods.
The Federal Radionavigation Plan is the official source of positioning, navigation, and timing (PNT) policy and planning for the Federal Government.
Checklists now include items to test for LED lighting interference with VHF radios and AIS.
The 59th meeting of the U.S. Civil GPS Service Interface Committee was held Sept. 16-17, 2019, in Miami, Florida. For readers who were unable to attend, Maritime Commons is providing the below synopsis of the meeting and presentations. The full agenda and presentations are available for download from the GPS.gov website.
Proposed termination of Coast Guard medium frequency broadcast of Navigational Telex (NAVTEX) and shift to satellite
The Coast Guard is requesting public comments until Nov. 12, 2019, on its proposal to cease broadcasting Navigational Telex over Medium Frequency.
A graph representing GPS satellite slot and plane designations is now available on the Navigation Center’s Constellation Status page.
The Coast Guard Navigation Center published a special notice to mariners that use GPS Equipment. The special notice outlines the details of the GPS Week Number Rollover that will occur April 6-7, 2019.
2/7/2019: International Ice Patrol resumes operations, daily iceberg warning products for 2019 ice season
The Coast Guard International Ice Patrol announced it has commenced operations for the 2019 ice season as of Feb. 5, 2019 and will resume production of the North American Ice Service daily iceberg warning products from its operations center in New London, Connecticut.