Welcome to the 5th Annual Search and Rescue 2017 Summit

Co-Located with Arctic Patrol and Reconnaissance 2017

The 5th Annual Search and Rescue 2017 Summit presents an important opportunity to form longterm relationships with fellow SAR operators, industry leaders and Subject Matter Experts who are driving change and innovation in the field of SAR operations, strategy and supply.

SAR experts including Rear Admiral Larusson, Commander of the Icelandic Coastguard, will be delivering briefings on recent SAR missions, as well as technological and operational innovations; including solutions to the challenges of communicating at extreme latitudes and terrain, and of coordinating complex multi-agency/national missions.

This high-level meeting will also share crucial insight into the strategic elements of Search and Rescue, including planning, procurement and budget prioritisation. International attendees from the likes of the Norwegian, Canadian and UK Coast Guards, will look into the vessels and air platforms utilised in SAR missions, and how their capabilities can be augmented and adapted to meet certain mission requirements. Expert contributors from industry and NGO's will also provide updates on the use of Unmanned Systems in SAR operations, and the legislative hurdles that must be overcome before they can be utilised to their full potential.

2016 was a momentous year for Search and Rescue operators and suppliers alike and underlined that now, more than ever, international coordination and innovative solutions will be required in order to meet new challenges as they emerge.

Join the SAR community in Copenhagen this May to learn more about how we can coordinate, cooperate and innovate, together.

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2017 speakers included:

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Key Topics and themes being addressed at Search and Rescue 2017:


Insight and expertise from Arctic LIVEX16, including lessons on: international interoperability, communication and mission coordination, and the performance of the latest SAR technology on the “front line”of operations.


Leading SAR experts presenting on key issues such as mass rescue, operating at maximum efficiency on a restricted budget and the latest technological developments.


Case studies on the Mediterranean migrant and refugee crisis and lessons learned in terms of operating procedures, training,and equipment procurement, all from senior SAR professionals who work “on the ground” in that theater currently.


Hear from the likes of the Royal Canadian Air Force, Icelandic Coast Guard and Italian Coast Guard on latest procurement requirements and technological/equipment priorities.

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