2021 Beacon Manufacturers Workshop

Monday & Tuesday, October 4 & 5 2021 

 10:00 AM - 1:00 PM (EDT)

BMW Agenda          BMW Registration Form        BMW QA Panel Questions

The Search And Rescue Satellite-Aided Tracking (SARSAT) Program is pleased to announce this year's Beacon Manufacturers Workshop (BMW) to be conducted virtually on October 4 & 5, 2021. The meeting will be chaired by Mr. Mickey Fitzmaurice, NOAA/SARSAT Satellite Systems Engineer.  The purpose of the workshop is to provide an open forum with the organizations that manufacture, market and service emergency beacons. As a representative of your industry, you will be given the opportunity to freely discuss issues that affect you and your customers with officials from the Federal Government who manage and operate the USA and International Cospas-Sarsat System. The workshop also allows the government officials to consider input from industry representatives before making decisions pertaining to the system.  

Important meeting info follows: 

Meeting Agenda and Access Info:   Click on the link above for the draft agenda which includes session times. The meeting will be hosted on WebEx and meeting log-in info will be provided to registered attendees once confirmed.   

Registration for the BMW:  The BMW, typically conducted during the RTCM Annual Conference, requires a separate registration. Click on the link above for the registration form. Please complete the form and e-mail to Yvonne Taylor ([email protected]) and/or Sharon Smith ([email protected]) by COB September 30th. 

Call for Advance Questions for the BMW Panel:  This year's BMW will again include a Q&A session with the SARSAT Program Leaders and Experts from NOAA, NASA, USAF and USCG. This session is set for October 5th. We will plan to provide any needed update on the attached questions addressed at the 2020 meeting. However, please feel free to submit any additional questions you would like considered for discussion. Questions should be submitted by COB September 24th.  Click on the link above for proposed QA Panel Questions.

Presentations from the 2020 BMW can be found at - https://www.sarsat.noaa.gov/Meetings.html

Information for the Radio Technical Commission for Maritime Services (RTCM) Annual Conference can be found online at - https://www.rtcm.org/2021-rtcm-annual-update-meeting