A futuristic look is made to determine the telecommunication needs and capability for providing environmental monitoring and prediction services for super ships and super ports. Telecommunication of meteorological and oceanographic data from automated observing systems aboard super ships via satellite to processing centers is examined. Also, a possible configuration of relaying processed data in the form of forecasts and warnings from shore to ship by satellite is developed. A description is given for satellite telecommunication from environmental data buoys in support of operations of ports and ships, and as part of contingency plans for hazardous material spills that may occur. The use of high frequency over-the-horizon radar used for measuring sea state is discussed with the added feature of tracking transponder equipped ships out to 2500 miles offshore.

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • Presented at the RTCM Assembly Meeting, St. Petersburg, Fla., April 1-3, 1974, with the Propeller Club of the United States. Vol. 1, Papers A-F, Maritime Electronics. Vol. 2, Papers G-N, Maritime Satellite Systems and Maritime Navigation. Vol. 3, Papers O-T, Maritime Telecommunication Trends. Vol. 4, Papers 0A-0I, Maritime Transponders and Collision Avoidance Systems. Sold as a complete 4 volume set for $15.00.
  • Corporate Authors:

    Radio Technical Commission for Marine Services

    /Federal Communications Commission
    Washington, DC  United States  20554
  • Authors:
    • Landis, R C
  • Publication Date: 1974-4

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  • Accession Number: 00057090
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Radio Technical Commission for Marine Services
  • Report/Paper Numbers: Symposium Papers S
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Aug 16 1974 12:00AM