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WEND


Worldwide Electronic Navigational Chart Data Base An IHO concept, based on the set of WEND Principles, designed specifically to ensure a world-wide consistent level of high-quality, updated official ENCs through integrated services that support chart carriage requirements of SOLAS and the requirements of IMO PS for ECDIS.
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SENC


A database in the manufacturer’s internal ECDIS format produced as a result of transforming the ENC. The conversion from ENC contained in the ASCII form to SENC in a binary form may be carried outside the ECDIS in a lab. This is a preferable way to provide efficient and error-free electronic charts to the end-user.
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GLONASS


GLObal Navigation Satellite System A space-based, radio-positioning, navigation and time-transfer system operated by the Government of the Russian Federation.
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INTERREG


Inter-regional co-operation between regions in the European Union
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VTS


Vessel Traffic Services A marine traffic monitoring system established by harbour or port authorities, similar to air traffic control for aircraft. These use radar, CCTV, VHF radiotelephony and AIS to track vessels.
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VRM


Variable Range Marker A feature of radar used to determine relative distance to any target seen on the screen.
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VDR


Voyage Data Recorder A data recording system designed for all ships, and required to comply with the IMO’s SOLAS Convention, in order to collect data from various sensors on board the vessel. The information is stored in an externally mounted protective storage unit.
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TTM


Tracked Target Status Used to send tracked target information from ARPA to ECDIS.
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TCS


Track Control System Via a connection with the autopilot, TCS in an ECDIS controls that the ship’s GPS position follows a pre-planned track.
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SOG


Speed Over Ground The GPS system’s approximation of the ship’s speed in relation to the installed chart.
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