Maritime Search & Rescue
Maritime Search and Rescue took place 23rd - 24th May 2017 in Helsinki, Finland, delivering an international forum for Coast Guards, Governments, response agencies, regulatory bodies, ship operators and wider industry from over 20 countries to discuss current and future operational Maritime Search and Rescue requirements. The 2018 event will take place 22nd-24th May 2018.
Search and rescue (SAR) has never been more in the spotlight with numerous high profile incidents and innovations leading to a re-evaluation of objectives and capabilities. Priorities include a more effective approach to mass rescue operations highlighted by the Mediterranean crisis, development of new SAR technology, managing multiple parties and nations along with the role of industry.
With senior officials and high profile decision makers in attendance, this event will analyse the important issues when it comes to Maritime Search and Rescue.
Key Topics Include:
- Mirg Units for Contingency Operations
- Delivering Chemical Response at Sea
- Artic Search and Rescue
- Optimising Technology for Continuous Communication
- First Response Vessels
- Exploiting Air Assets for Optimal Response
- UAV Systems in Future Operations
Coastguards, First Response, Ship Operators and Government Agencies will receive free entry.
“I think its a great opportunity for equipment manufacturers, the shipping industry, for legislators to all get together to see the latest developments and share their views and thoughts on what’s coming next”
Andy Winbow, Former Assistant Secretary General & Head of the Maritime Safety Division, IMO