gCaptain is proud to sponsor an upcoming three-part webinar series hosted by the McMurdo Group which aims to educate the industry on the Search and Rescue (SAR) process and highlight innovative developments to improve SAR.
The first webinar, titled The 5 Critical Stages of the Search & Rescue Ecosystem, will take place on Thursday, March 27, 2014 at 11:00 a.m. EST.
Specifically-designed for search and rescue purposes, COSPAS-SARSAT is an international satellite system that launched in 1982. The COSPAS-SARSAT satellite network provides accurate, timely, and reliable distress alerts and location data internationally to enable search and rescue authorities to assist those in distress. The objective of the system is to reduce delays in the process of search and rescue services reaching those in need of assistance, whether on land or at sea.
Hundreds of thousands of aviators, mariners and land users worldwide are equipped with COSPAS-SARSAT distress beacons called EPIRBs and Personal Location Beacons (PLBs), which have the ability to transmit life-saving distress alerts in emergency situations anywhere in the world.
In spite of revolutionary technological advances and increased attention towards educating those on the water, lives are put in danger and tragedies continue to occur. With recent key figures stating that at least 60% of all COSPAS-SARSAT beacon activations come from marine-based beacons, it is important to ensure that safety at sea is never underestimated. The majority of deaths at sea are a result of flooding, capsizing or man overboard (MOB) however, more can be done to reduce the number of fatalities and the level of harm caused to those that are injured.
Technology is available that means tragedies at sea could – and should – be avoided.
REGISTER: Click HERE to Attend
The webinar will be presented by McMurdo Group President and Management Director, Jeremy Harrison, along with a special guest, and will enable participants to understand what happens when an emergency beacon is triggered and get a glimpse into SAR product innovations on the horizon. All registrants will also receive a free Search & Rescue Primer.