26th June - 28th June, 2018 | London

Conference Day Two

8:00 am - 9:00 am MORNING COFFEE AND NETWORKING

9:00 am - 9:10 am CHAIRMAN'S OPENING REMARKS

9:10 am - 9:50 am A DANISH APPROACH TO SEARCH AND RESCUE IN THE ARCTIC ENVIRONMENT

Rear Admiral (Retd.) Nils Wang - Director Naval Team Denmark
  • Understanding the complex environment in which Denmark’s Arctic SAR operations take place, and identifying an appropriate approach to maritime platform development
  • Overcoming the  connectivity and the real-time data challenge related to situational awareness challenge in an area
  • Maintaining sufficient Arctic people skills and expertise
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Rear Admiral (Retd.) Nils Wang

Director
Naval Team Denmark

9:50 am - 10:30 am SETTING A REGULATORY FRAMEWORK TO SUPPORT REGIONAL SEARCH AND RESCUE

Mr Nikola Sarancic - Head of RCC Civil Aviation Directorate of the Republic of Serbia
  • Framing a national SAR regulation which ensures the effective development of deployable assets
  • Establishing the Republic of Serbia’s requirement for SAR aircraft
  • Delivering a coordinated approach to airborne search and rescue, and linking up with ground assets effectively
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Mr Nikola Sarancic

Head of RCC
Civil Aviation Directorate of the Republic of Serbia

10:30 am - 11:10 am LEVERAGING A MULTI-NATIONAL APPROACH TO SEARCH AND RESCUE TO IMPROVE AREA COVERAGE AND RATE OF RESPONSE

Mr Karel Nemec - Head of RCC Slovakia LPS SR
  • Supporting SAR cooperation between 11 states via the establishment of a Regional Aeronautical Search and Rescue Advisory Committee, and increasing regional compliance with international SAR regulation
  • Finding opportunities to increase interoperability and asset-sharing between participating nations. Training together to deliver a standardised approach to emergency response
  • Developing an understanding of regional capabilities to promote an effective development strategy
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Mr Karel Nemec

Head of RCC Slovakia
LPS SR

11:10 am - 11:40 am MORNING COFFEE AND NETWORKING

11:40 am - 12:20 pm OPERATIONAL MANAGEMENT SYSTEM, HM COASTGUARD’S APPROACH TO SAFETY MANAGEMENT SYSTEMS AND INFORMATION MANAGEMENT

Mr Christian Flux - Coastguard Operational Information Manager UK Maritime and Coastguard Agency
  • Sustaining the data flow on maritime SAR operations. Ensuring information reaches the rescue team on time to support location and rapid rescue
  • Coordinating information on a multi-agency operation. Linking up the information systems of multiple platforms and partners
  • Implementing effective safety risk controls to support operational delivery for UK crews
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Mr Christian Flux

Coastguard Operational Information Manager
UK Maritime and Coastguard Agency

12:20 pm - 1:00 pm UPDATING CAPE VERDE’S APPROACH TO SEARCH AND RESCUE MISSION PLANNING

  • Deploying the Coast Guard cutter to support regional operations. Developing multi-role assets which can support search and rescue as well as maritime security
  • Acquiring mission planning software to improve the Coast Guard’s deployment of personnel and platforms
  • Establishing international partnerships to improve the delivery of search and rescue training

1:00 pm - 2:00 pm NETWORKING LUNCH

2:00 pm - 2:40 pm A DATA-LED APPROACH TO SEARCH AND RESCUE

  • Creating an effective intelligence picture which can support mission planning and delivery, even in remote environments
  • The Rescue Global experience of managing information in the aftermath of emergency. Transmitting key data to operators on the ground
  • Sustaining communication across multiple systems, processes and agencies. Avoiding gaps in connectivity

2:40 pm - 3:20 pm TRAINING AND PREPARING FOR MASS-CASUALTY OPERATIONS

Mr Adam Erland - Training and Operations Advisor Canadian Coast Guard Auxiliary
  • Updating the training approach to support readiness for a diverse mission brief. Identifying the demands of a large-scale rescue
  • Coordinating the resources of multiple agencies to support mass-rescue scenarios. Improving area coverage to promote rapid response, even in remote environments
  • Establishing a blended approach to live and simulated training to ensures high readiness
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Mr Adam Erland

Training and Operations Advisor
Canadian Coast Guard Auxiliary

3:20 pm - 4:00 pm TRAINING AND RESPONDING TO MASS-RESCUE SCENARIOS IN THE MARITIME DOMAIN

  • Equipping volunteers to respond to mass-rescue scenarios. Altering the mission plan to accommodate for a high number of casualties
  • Coordinating with regional organisations to deliver a critical supporting role in the Mediterranean. Integrating alongside coast guard resources to provide specialist skills and equipment
  • Training for the complex mission without reducing readiness for routine operations

4:00 pm - 4:30 pm AFTERNOON TEA AND NETWORKING

4:30 pm - 5:10 pm A CASE STUDY ON SITUATIONAL AWARENESS: SUPPORTING THE RESPONSE TO COMPLEX EMERGENCIES IN REMOTE MARITIME ENVIRONMENTS

Major General (Retd.) Randy Kee - Executive Director, Arctic Domain Awareness Center, A US Department of Home University of Alaska (Remote Presentation)
  • Exploring the Arctic Domain’s Awareness Centre’s project on oil spills in a remote Arctic environment. Maximising domain awareness when manned assets are scarce and unable to respond rapidly 
  • Focusing on situational awareness to support a more effective search function. Leveraging unmanned systems and other remote data sources to improve prediction and awareness of emergency
  • How can an enhanced situational picture feed into a rapid and coordinated response to a complex emergency?
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Major General (Retd.) Randy Kee

Executive Director, Arctic Domain Awareness Center, A US Department of Home
University of Alaska (Remote Presentation)

4:30 pm - 5:10 pm CONCLUDING PANEL DISCUSSION: COORDINATING MULTI-AGENCY SEARCH AND RESCUE TO SUPPORT THE APPROACH TO A CHALLENGING SECURITY ENVIRONMENT

This concluding panel discussion will acknowledge the diverse mission brief which global SAR operations are expected to confront, and the challenges of coordinating the mission to support it. The demands of specialised operations, mass-rescue, illegal migration and Arctic tourism have stretched limited resources thinly, and national agencies are now required to collaborate effectively on training, international exercises and information-sharing.
  • Centralising command and control for the joint-level operation. Coordinating the response among multiple agencies and systems
  • Increasing the rate of response by leveraging the resources of multiple SAR actors 
  • How can existing technologies support a surface picture which matches the diversity of the threat? 
  • Overcoming barriers to information-sharing through a coordinated SAR strategy

5:10 pm - 5:20 pm CLOSE OF CONFERENCE