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Main Conference Day Two

9:10 AM - 9:50 AM THE FUTURE COASTGUARD PROJECT: HM COASTGUARD’S APPROACH TO COMMUNICATIONS IN JOINT MISSIONS

Mr. Phil Bostock, Head of International Liaison, UK Maritime and Coastguard Agency
  • An introduction into communications challenges and solutions across a national network of geographically dispersed operations centres
  • An overview of HM Coastguard’s concept of operations to maintain strategic, tactical and operational overview
  • An outline of the technical solutions which enable and maintain incident communications during joint missions and across a national network to ensure effective mission delivery

Mr. Phil Bostock

Head of International Liaison
UK Maritime and Coastguard Agency

9:50 AM - 10:30 AM SAR GALILEO SERVICE – THE EU CONTRIBUTION TO THE INTERNATIONAL SEARCH AND RESCUE EFFORT

Mr Xavier Maufroid, Satellite Navigation Unit J2, European Commission
  • Update of the Galileo Programme Status
  • Contribution of the Galileo Programme to the Cospas-Sarsat MEOSAR System
  • Scope of the SAR/Galileo Initial Service
  • Future evolution of the SAR/Galileo Service in support to Search and Rescue international efforts

Mr Xavier Maufroid

Satellite Navigation Unit J2
European Commission

10:30 AM - 11:10 AM HOW SLOVAKIA COORDINATES WITH ITS NEIGHBOURS DURING MOUNTAIN RESCUE OPERATIONS, AND HOW THIS INCREASES MISSION EFFICIENCY

Mr Karel Nemec, Head of RCC Slovakia, LPS SR
  • Explanation of the Search and Rescue system in Slovakia – understanding the role of the Rescue Co-ordination Centre
  • Assessment of Slovakia’s current SAR capabilities, including cooperation with neighbouring countries and feedback from recent operations
  • Implementation of the latest technology to improve SAR performance

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 THE REPUBLIC OF SERBIA’S APPROACH TO SEARCH AND RESCUE

Mr Predrag Kaličanin, National Search and Rescue Coordinator, Civil Aviation Directorate of the Republic of Serbia
  • Introducing the Regional Aeronautical Search and Rescue Advisory Committee; establishment, objectives and plans, activities and results
  • The Serbian experience of regional Search and Rescue initiatives

Mr Predrag Kaličanin

National Search and Rescue Coordinator
Civil Aviation Directorate of the Republic of Serbia

12:20 PM - 12:30 PM A SPOTLIGHT PRESENTATION FROM MICCAVIONICS

12:30 PM - 1:10 PM AN OVERVIEW OF SAR OPERATIONS IN BOSNIA AND HERZEGOVINA, AND REGIONAL INITIATIVES USING PHONE NETWORKS, SOCIAL MEDIA ETC. TO BOOST SAFETY AWARENESS AND REDUCE INCIDENTS

Mr. Drago Radic, Manager and SAR Coordinator, Bosnia and Herzegovina Civil Aviation Authority
  • An introduction to SAR operations in Bosnia and Herzegovina
  • How Bosnia and Herzegovina is helping to enhance international SAR cooperation between developed and developing countries and between states and international organizations
  • The importance of strengthening the utilisation of media, including social media, traditional media, big data and mobile phone networks, to support national measures for successful disaster risk communication - as appropriate and in accordance with national laws

Mr. Drago Radic

Manager and SAR Coordinator
Bosnia and Herzegovina Civil Aviation Authority

1:10 PM - 2:00 PM NETWORKING LUNCH

2:00 PM - 2:40 PM THE CHALLENGES AND OPPORTUNITIES OF BEING A PRIVATELY RUN SAR OPERATOR, IN TERMS OF TRAINING, LEGILSATION AND SAR OPERATONS

Mr. David Jones, Chief Executive Officer, Rescue Global
  • How rescue Global interacts at a governmental level to ensure that its services complement those offered by national SAR services
  • The training conducted with national SAR operators, and how this level coordinating allows Rescue Global to offer supplementary expertise to hard-pressed organisations, particularly in the midst of the current migrant and refugee crisis
  • Current challenges faced by private organisations, and how these can be address – in addition to the opportunities such organisations offer in terms of innovation

Mr. David Jones

Chief Executive Officer
Rescue Global

2:40 PM - 3:00 PM ENHANCING SAR CAPABILITIES: AN OVERVIEW OF THE PRE-CONFERENCE WORKSHOP

Mr Adam Erland, Regional Supervisor Maritime SAR, Canadian Coast Guard
Following the pre-conference workshop, Mr Adam Erland will report back on the critical conclusions, with a view to answering the following critical questions:

  • How can SAR strategy, budgeting, training and mission planning be improved to ensure maximum operational effectiveness?
  • What are the critical technologies that can support the enhancement of SAR?
  • To what extent can interoperability between collaborative SAR organisations be developed, and what impact would this have on emergency response?

Mr Adam Erland

Regional Supervisor Maritime SAR
Canadian Coast Guard