Supporting Organizations

The Council of American Master Mariners is a national professional organization of active and retired Captains, Pilots and Maritime Associates working for the betterment of the American Merchant Marine. It is dedicated to supporting and strengthening the United States Merchant Marine and the position of the Master by fostering the exchange of maritime information and sharing its experience and is committed to the promotion of nautical education, the improvement of training standards, and the support of the publication of professional literature. The CAMM Council monitors, comments, and takes positions on local, state, federal and international legislation and regulation that affect the Master.
Web Site: http://mastermariner.org/

Comité International Radio-Maritime (CIRM) is the principal non-profit international association for marine electronics companies, promoting the application of electronic technology for the Safety of Life at Sea and efficient conduct of vessels; fostering relations between all organizations concerned with electronic systems for maritime navigation and information technology.
Web Site: http://www.cirm.org/

U.S. Committee on the Marine Transportation System (CMTS) The purpose of the CMTS is to create a partnership of Federal departments and agencies with responsibility for the Marine Transportation System (MTS). The job of the CMTS is to ensure the development and implementation of national MTS policies that are consistent with national needs and to report to the President its views and recommendations for improving the MTS.
Web Site: https://www.cmts.gov/

The International Hydrographic Organization (IHO) is an intergovernmental consultative and technical organization established to support safety of navigation and the protection of the marine environment. The mission of IHO is to create a global environment in which states provide adequate and timely hydrographic data, products and services and ensure their widest possible use.
Web Site: https://www.iho.int/srv1/index.php

The Marine Exchange of the San Francisco Bay Region is a non-profit, membership organization. Established in 1849, it is among the oldest maritime service organizations in the United States. The primary efforts focus on the collection, analysis, and dissemination of ship traffic information and facilitating communications and discussion in the maritime community.
Web Site: https://www2.sfmx.org/

The Nautical Institute is an international representative body for maritime professionals. It provides a wide range of services to enhance the professional standing and knowledge of its members who are drawn from all sectors of the maritime world.
Web Site: https://www.nautinst.org/

The Radio Technical Commission for Maritime Services is an international non-profit scientific, professional and educational organization. RTCM members are organizations that are both non-government and government. Started in 1947 as a U.S. government advisory committee, RTCM is now an independent organization supported by members around the world. It keeps members involved on regional and international radionavigation and radiocommunication policy issues, regulatory changes and technical standards development.
Web Site: http://www.rtcm.org/

The Shipping Federation of Canada, incorporated by an Act of Parliament in 1903, is the association that represents and promotes the interests of the owners, operators and agents of ships involved in Canada’s world trade. The Federation’s member companies are involved in all sectors of the shipping industry, including dry bulk, liquid bulk, container and cruise. The Federation’s key activities are to provide advocacy for the ocean shipping industry; offer operational support to its membership; disseminate information to members, governments and the general public; and provide training to members and other industry stakeholders. The Federation’s overall objective is to work towards a safe, efficient, competitive, environmentally sustainable and quality-oriented marine transportation system.
Web Site: http://www.shipfed.ca/home