The maritime authority is responsible for maritime safety and a range of navigational services within its waters. Maritime authorities globally are working right now to deploy and take advantage of the new VDES technology. Existing AIS systems deployed in the coastal VHF radio network will be upgraded to VDE-TER which will open up for a range of new services.

VDE-SAT enables the maritime authority to extend access to its services outside the GMDSS area A1. For authorities with Arctic waters or where coastal VHF radio is yet to be deployed, VDE-SAT will be key to provide demanded services.

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The Global Maritime Distress and Safety System (GMDSS)

VDES is standardized by IALA, the international association for maritime authorities and industry. Detailed information can be found at this link.