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What we do


CIRM exists to promote the application of electronic technology to the safety of life and efficient conduct of vessels at sea. We strive to foster relations between all organisations concerned with electronic aids to marine navigation, communications and information systems.


We represent the interests of the marine electronics industry, internationally;

We co-ordinate the views and actions of members in resolving regulatory issues and in the promotion of marine electronics;

We provide technical and industrial advice to the international regulatory organisations;

We provide a specialist information service for members;

We provide a private forum for members to exchange information and business opportunity;

We enable our members to participate in the development of international regulations and standards affecting their products and services.

Scope of technical interest

Navigational Equipment and Systems Radiocommunications & GMDSS
Radar, Radar Beacons Satellite Systems, Inmarsat and Regional
Automatic Plotting Aids: ARPA, ATA, EPA MF/HF Systems and DSC
Terrestrial Systems: E-Loran, Loran C/Chayka etc. VHF/UHF Systems and DSC
Satellite Navigation Systems D/GPS, GLONASS, GNSS SART, AIS-SART and 406 MHz EPIRBs
Integrated Bridge Systems, Alarms and Indicators Maritime Safety Information Systems
Integrated Navigation Systems and the future with e-Nav LRIT and Satellite enabled tracking systems
Electromagnetic and Gyro Compasses
Autopilots, Heading and Track Controllers Automatic Identification Systems (AIS)
Echo Sounders and Speed Logs Voyage Data Recorders
Electronic Charts and Systems, ECDIS Vessel Traffic Systems (VTS)