Galileo’s development is part of the EU’s preparations for upgrading the international distress beacon locating organisation COSPASSARSAT’s Search and Rescue (SAR) Ecosystem under the MEOSAR program, which requires new earth based antenna and a network of 72 GNSS satellites, made up of the US GPS, EU Galileo and Russian Glonass constellations.
As Cospas-Sarsat pursues full operational capability of the next-generation Medium-altitude Earth Orbiting Search and Rescue (MEOSAR) system, each of the world’s SAR mission control centers (MCCs) must become MEOSAR-compliant. And they have to make the upgrade without interrupting their mission-critical operations. Yet, introducing MEOSAR capability is no small undertaking. It takes time, robust technology and […]
It’s not often that one gets to be part of a game-changing event. In the search and rescue (SAR) world, all of us are part of life-saving activities and developments every day. Still, NOAA’s decision to commission first-of-its-kind ground stations reminded me of the big picture. I’m struck by the enormity of the Cospas-Sarsat satellite […]
McMurdo Makes MEOSAR a Reality: The First Save You’re backpacking alone in rugged terrain. You fall more than 90 feet, break one of your legs and can’t walk. Even your cooking pot is mangled. What’s the best thing you can hope for? For New Zealand’s Don Stevens, it was the distress signal from his personal locator beacon […]
Search and Rescue (SAR) is receiving a lot of attention recently due to several high-profile incidents on land, in the air and at sea. We’ve all heard about these incidents – a hiker lost in the wilderness, an airline disappearing, a fishing crew lost at sea, a recreational boating tragedy – and we wonder to […]
Over the last four decades, we have seen the evolution of Search & Rescue (SAR) technology produce some of the most integral innovations in the saving of human lives. With a deep-rooted history of global collaboration and cooperation, the creation of new SAR systems has advanced satellite-driven SAR technologies by giant strides. Whether on land, […]
We are just a few years away from a significant leap forward in satellite-based search and rescue. And with this leap, the industry as we now it will see dramatic improvements in the effectiveness and efficiency with which lives are saved. Join us as we look into the future in our upcoming webinar “MEOSAR: Next […]