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Weather over AIS: Mark Johnson presents at 2019 RTCM/NMEA Marine Electronics Conference

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Shine Micro presents Weather over AIS at RTCM 2019Shine Micro President Mark Johnson discussed Weather over AIS during his presentation “Extending the Range of AIS Applications” at the annual RTCM / NMEA Marine Electronics Conference and EXPO last week in Portsmouth, Virginia.

Mr. Johnson is respected internationally for his work to increase the range and sensitivity of AIS reception, and to use AIS in new, innovative ways to address communication challenges faced in the maritime domain.  He actively participates in both National and International standards committees, including RTCM, NMEA, IALA, and CIRM.

Highlights from this year’s conference included:
  • Sending and receiving real-time weather data over AIS to enhance situational awareness
  • How to address LED Interference with AIS
  • Cyber-security advancements of the US Coast Guard
  • NMEA Award Ceremony, including Best New Product Awarded to Vesper Marine Cortex

The combined NMEA / RTCM Conference & Expo is the largest industry trade event focusing strictly on marine electronics. Meeting sessions are complemented by exhibits and demonstrations of the newest technology in maritime radiocommunications and radionavigation equipment and services, provided through the cooperation of RTCM and NMEA member organizations.

Stephanie Nevarez
Marketing Manager
Shine Micro, Inc.
360-437-2503 phone
360-437-2483 fax


The Radio Technical Commission for Maritime Services (RTCM) is an  international non-profit scientific, professional and educational organization.  RTCM standards are used internationally for Differential Global Navigation Satellite Systems and Electronic Chart Systems.  Through RTCM, members can monitor and participate in the development of international standards for maritime radiocommunication and electronic navigation systems.


The National Marine Electronics Association was founded in 1957 by electronic dealers to strengthen relationships with electronic manufacturers.  Accordingly, the Association works closely with the FCC, US Coast Guard and RTCM, and is responsible for uniform interface standards such as NMEA 0183 and NMEA 2000 for digital data exchange between different marine electronic products.

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Shine Micro is the pioneer of high-sensitivity AIS receivers for long-range, real-time, persistent monitoring and vessel tracking.  From the United States Coast Guard (USCG) Nationwide Automatic Identification System (NAIS) to the invention and patent of Class B AIS transmission protocol (CSTDMA), Shine Micro specializes in innovation and optimization of AIS, including VHF technology for Exclusive Economic Zone (EEZ) monitoring and Small Vessel Tracking (SVT).