8th session of the NCSR Sub-Committee

On April 19-23, 2021, Gdynia Maritime University (GMU) employees participated in the 8th session of the IMO Sub-Committee on Navigation, Communication and Search and Rescue (NCSR).


At the invitation of the Department of Maritime Economy of the Ministry of Infrastructure, the delegation of Gdynia Maritime University included:

  • Prof. Adam Weintrit, PhD, DSc, FRIN, FNI, Master Mariner - Rector of Gdynia Maritime University,
  • Ph.D., D. Sc. Eng. Ryszard Wawruch,  Master Mariner, Associate Prof. of GMU - Chairman of the national section of NCSR,
  • Ph. D. Eng. Karol Korcz - Deputy Dean of the Faculty of Electrical Engineering, Vice Chairman of the national section of NCSR.


The main topic of this year's NCSR session was a modernization of the GMDSS (Global Maritime Distess and Safety System). In addition, the following topics were discussed:

  • Routeing measures and mandatory ship reporting systems,
  • Recognition of the Japanese regional navigation satellite system - Quasi-Zenith Satellite System (QZSS),
  • Development of performance standards for shipborne satellite navigation system receiver equipment,
  • Response to matters related to the ITU-R Study Groups and ITU World Radiocommunication Conference, and
  • Revision of the Guidelines on places of refuge for ships in need of assistance.


This year's NCSR session was held in the form of a videoconference, and in addition to the plenary sessions, there were also:

  • Navigation Working Group session, and
  • Drafting Group on MSI documentation session.


Providing entity: 

GMU/Gdynia Maritime University

Generated information:

K. Korcz