The goal of the Regional AIS Application Specific Message Register is to provide awareness of what applications exist, facilitate harmonization, and promote proper binary messaging for regional applications. To be hosted on the IALA website, establishing the Register will be a 3-step process: 1) Compile all existing AIS binaries into a Jcollection.K 2) Convert the JcollectionK into a Register. 3) Develop IALA guidance on best practices for creating and using AIS Binary Messages. Recommendations are provided in regard to: - Benefit of a web-based HTML user interface for input/output. - Use of XML to organize/format register applications in a consistent manner. - Having the collection/registration become a JloopK process. - Conforming to ISO standards to organize and manage the Register. - Benefit of a joint IMO-IALA register for both international and regional applications.


Center for Coastal and Ocean Mapping

Publication Date


Journal or Conference Title

International Association of Aids to Navigation and Lighthouse Authorities (IALA-AISM)

Conference Date

Mar 22 - Mar 27, 2010

Publisher Place

Cape Town, Western Cape, South Africa

Document Type

Conference Proceeding