Comité international radiomaritime (CIRM)

International Maritime Radio Association
Comité Internacional Radio-Maritimo
Internationaler Seefunk-Ausschuss

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10 Sep 1928, San Sebastian (Spain), by radio companies engaged in application of radio to maritime service. Reconstituted, and new statutes formulated, 1947. Registered by Belgian Royal Decree, 25 Feb 1947. Registered in accordance with British law, 10 Apr 1990: No 2494458.


Enhance safety of life at sea and the safe and timely conduct of shipping by fostering efficient application of technology to maritime communications and navigation; advance maritime telecommunications and radio navigation services in the most scientific and efficient manner for the benefit of all concerned with maritime matters; represent the interests of the industry by providing a link between members and international authorities; provide a forum for coordination, information exchange and discussion among member companies.

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Scope of interest excludes activities relating to warships but otherwise covers all electronic aids to navigation and marine radio communications. In particular, concentrates on international rules and regulations, international equipment standards and testing, certification and type approval in the following areas: Radar, ARPA, Radar Beacons; Terrestrial and Satellite Navigation Systems, LEO satellite systems; Electronic Charts, ECDIS, ECS; Position Fixing, Transponders and Homing, SAR beacons, SARTs and EPIRBs; Vessel Traffic Systems, Automatic Ship Identification Systems; Satellite and MF, HF, VHF/UHF Radio Communications; Gyro and Electromagnetic Compasses, Autopilots, Heading and Track Controllers; Voyage Data Recorders; Echo Sounders and Speed Logs; Integrated Bridge and Navigation Systems. Working parties engage in study of special maritime radio navigational questions. CIRM also: monitors activities of regulatory bodies; organizes study programmes on radio communications and on radio navigation; develops symbols for ARPA and ECDIS; takes an active role in the work of the IMO Maritime Safety Committee, the International Electrotechnical Commission and the ITU. Work with the ITU includes: optimizing use of the electromagnetic spectrum; spurious emissions, out-of-band emissions and interference; tariff and accounting principles. CIRM Traffic Accounting Group consists of member companies involved in various aspects of traffic accounting within the maritime mobile satellite and terrestrial telecommunications services, including accounting authorities, service providers, coast and land earth station operators and others. It developed, published and administers a 'Code of Business Practice for Maritime Accounting Authorities' on behalf of over 30 signatories. Other key Accounting Group issues include: implications for service providers and accounting authorities of proposed changes in accounting regulations; combating fraud.


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Consultative Status

United Nations Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC) (Ros C); International Maritime Organization (IMO); World Meteorological Organization (WMO).

Relations with Inter-Governmental Organizations

Relations with 6 inter-governmental organizations.
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Relations with Non-Governmental Organizations

Relations with 8 non-governmental organizations.
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Members in 26 countries
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UN Sustainable Development Goals **

GOAL 9: Industry, Innovation and Infrastructure



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