This study is about the configuration of communication network for coast station and improvement of operation according to instruction of GMDSS.
In most countries maritime communication services about distress and safety are provided by government but in our country those public services have been done by private enterprise.
However, private enterprise must pursuit to make profits under the principle of economy so it cannot but consider profits as well as public services. After IMF in 1997, most companies have been enforced to innovate management and structure. At these points of view, the private enterprise is seeking to improve configuration and operation of coast station. This study accomplished analysis about improvement points and comparison with existing system.
Besides, with brilliant development of communication technology, new needs are increasing of new technologies like satellite or data communications in maritime communication area in addition to compulsory communications like safety and distress.
Considering above all facts, this study suggested improvements of coast station network and better concepts for the future communication by analyzing new technology and existing system.
Our country should take great efforts to realize an adequate communication considering as a matter of fact. But the researches about maritime communication are very poor compared with rapid development of mobile communication on land.
This study is thought to be meaningful that it has studied on the configurations and operations of coast station network which are indispensable conditions to protect human life and property and to perform international regulations by providing maritime services properly. These also can be basis of maritime communication. Especially, studies should be continued on the integration of distress and safety communication and the development of additional services.