Global Maritime Information Sharing Symposium 2009: Streamlining Information Sharing: Improving Efficiency, Security, Safety and the Environment [open pdf - 1MB]
"The Global Maritime Information Sharing Symposium (GMISS) is an annual event hosted by the Office of Global Maritime Situational Awareness (OGMSA) to better coordinate government interaction with the maritime industry, improve and increase industry-government maritime information sharing relationships, and to bring industry issues before the interagency bodies that coordinate government maritime policies. Maritime information sharing can improve security, safety and environmental protection, while increasing efficiency and reducing friction for legitimate commerce. The policies that govern the use and sharing of information are being revised to optimize the use of information. Pro-active industry involvement in the development of maritime information sharing policies ensures the outcomes are beneficial and effective across all stakeholders. GMISS brings together representatives of the shipping industry, non-governmental organizations, and government agencies to collaborate on a global system of maritime information sharing and gives the maritime industry an ongoing forum to help shape the development of maritime information sharing policies."
Global Maritime Information Sharing Symposium September 15-17, 2009, National Defense University, Fort Lesley J. McNair, Washington, D.C., USA