There is a challenge for improvements in local and on-vessel communications technology with a need for enhanced radio communications coverage.
- Enhanced Batteries or removal of battery requirements, assessment of necessity and practicality of PC use. (C3A)
- Need for enhanced broadband communication systems (to give more access to imagery and video (C2A, C2B)
- Need to improve GMDSS systems wrt user friendliness, standardisation, adapted design for cold climates, and technical knowledge required of users. (C1E)
- Need technology for enhanced communication through water (C3B)
- Need standardisation of formats and competence training standards (C1E)
- Need more involvement of end users in development process (C1E)