Task Team on Call Sign masking and encoding (TT-Masking)

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(Terms of Reference as decided by SOT-9)


The Task Team shall :

1. Oversee the implementation of MASK, SHIP and ENCODE and develop guidelines as necessary;
2. Review and approve national MASK schemes to ensure they remain unique and do not impinge on (1) the ITU callsign series allocated to a country, or (2) any other marine or oceanographic identification scheme used by WMO, e.g. buoy identification numbers;
3. Ensure the MASK v REAL database is kept up-to-date by NMSs implementing MASK;
4. Develop the ENCODE encryption strategy, as well as develop the encoding and decoding keys.

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