||International Association of Marine Aids to Navigation and Lighthouse Authorities
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The present NavGuide has served as the source of relevant information and signature document for all members of the IALA organization as well as other users. This edition of the guide is continuing on with this tradition; the content of the paper has been seriously updated with the very latest developments and information in the field. It is a product of nearly four-year collaboration by the world recognized and leading experts. The document plays a critically important role within the IALA info suite and is considered a primary source of information and data for all Aids to Navigation practitioners everywhere in the world to be used together with the other standards and recommendations, manuals and guidelines released by IALA. It has already been translated into several working languages and the IALA organization is encouraging this practice and is ready to co-operated with country members to help in facilitating this process. The content of document is arranged in several chapters and the first one is providing readers with the introduction to IALA-AISM system. Remaining chapters of the document are dealing with the technical concept and accuracy of the navigation, electronic navigation, aids to navigation, VTS, other services and facilities, power supplies and, finally, provision, design and management matters.