10 relations: Aftermath of the September 11 attacks, Automatic Identification System, Flag administration, International Maritime Organization, Iridium Communications, London, Maritime domain awareness, SkyWave Mobile Communications, Sovereignty, United States Coast Guard.
The September 11 attacks transformed the first term of President George W. Bush and led to what he has called the Global War on Terrorism.
The Automatic Identification System (AIS) is an automatic tracking system used on ships and by vessel traffic services (VTS) for identifying and locating vessels by electronically exchanging data with other nearby ships, AIS base stations, and satellites.
A merchant vessel flies a flag, typically at its stern.
The International Maritime Organization (IMO), known as the Inter-Governmental Maritime Consultative Organization (IMCO) until 1982, is a specialised agency of the United Nations responsible for regulating shipping.
Iridium Communications Inc. (formerly Iridium Satellite LLC) is a company, based in McLean, Virginia, United States which operates the Iridium satellite constellation, a system of 66 active satellites used for worldwide voice and data communication from hand-held satellite phones and other transceiver units.
London is the capital and most populous city of England and the United Kingdom.
Maritime domain awareness (MDA) is defined by the International Maritime Organization as the effective understanding of anything associated with the maritime domain that could impact the security, safety, economy, or environment.
SkyWave Mobile Communications (“SkyWave”) is a global provider of satellite and satellite-cellular devices in the Machine-to-Machine (M2M) market.
Sovereignty is understood in jurisprudence as the full right and power of a governing body to govern itself without any interference from outside sources or bodies.
The United States Coast Guard (USCG) is a branch of the United States Armed Forces and one of the country's seven uniformed services.