Along with providing support to other Coast Guard units, the COMMSTA provides communication services to the Department of Homeland Security, the Department of Defense, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) and the public marine community.
The following is a list of GMDSS public broadcasts and respective links to outside resources:
GMDSS (Global Maritime Distress Safety System)
MF NAVTEX (Medium Frequency Navigational Information Teleprinter Exchange)
HF SITOR (High Frequency Simplex Teletype Over Radio)
HF DSC (High Frequency Digital Selective Calling)
HF SNBM (High Frequency Safety Broadcast Notice to Mariners)
NOAA SARSAT (including 406 MHz EPIRB)