"The inaugural Global Maritime Information Sharing Symposium (GMISS) was held on August 20-21, 2008 at the U.S. Merchant Marine Academy (USMMA) in Kings Point, New York and brought together a diverse mix of over 125 participants from maritime companies, associations, navies, coast guards and government agencies from around the world." Symposium attendees were asked to consider three vantage points and five core questions, which were focused in four working groups: "Working Group A: Issue - Can Government Information Requests to Shipping Companies be Consolidated, Streamlined, Standardized or Reduced?; Working Group B: Issue - What is the Law Enforcement/Industry Model for an International/Domestic Maritime Information Sharing Center?; Working Group C: Issue - What does the Maritime Industry Want from the World's Navies and Coast Guards?; and Working Group D: Issue - How Do We Create Economic Incentives for Maritime Information Sharing?" This report includes the working group findings, as well as the suggested next steps.
Global Maritime Information Sharing Symposium (GMISS). Kings Point, NY, USA. August 20-21, 2008