The mix of physical and radio aids to navigation must meet the UK and Ireland’s responsibilities as Contracting Governments to the International Maritime Organisation, SOLAS Convention. In 2011, the GLAs’ published 2025 & Beyond, their marine aids to navigation strategy for the British Isles between 2010 and 2025. With the introduction of eNavigation, the strategy highlights the increased reliance on radio aids in the AtoN mix.
The GLAs discontinued their DGPS service in March 2022. The GLAs made this decision after carefully considering the results from an extensive consultation carried out with stakeholders and service users. Please see our news section for more information.