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03.01.2013

SAR Europe 2013 - Portsmouth 19th to 21st March

Search and Rescue representatives from 28 organisations across 14 nations will be joining forces on the world class speaker panel at Search and Rescue Europe 2013.

This unique SAR programme, taking place at Action Stations Portsmouth from 19th to 21st March 2013,  will share insight into enhancing SAR capabilities, increasing interoperability across SAR resources and carrying out best practice life saving techniques.

Attendees will share lessons learnt from major rescue operations, discuss how agencies and organisations have responded and developed in response and provide understanding of the best methods and technologies being used around the world by the SAR community. Key presentation highlights of the event include:

Steps towards developing European SAR integration: Squadron Leader Jonathan Heald, OC ARCC, Royal Air Force will share the latest updates on European SAR cooperation.

Developing techniques for maritime emergencies in and around offshore wind farms and offshore renewable energy installations: Roly Mckie, Staff Officer SAR Operations, MCA will share insight into the UK’s experiences in wind farm and offshore renewable energy SAR matters.

Coordinating a multi-agency response to the 2011 Norwegian terrorist attacks: Two of the On Scene Commanders from Oslo police will share first hand insight into Search and Rescue activities on the day.

Planning and improving response for Mass Rescue Operations: The Mass Rescue Focus Day led by the IMRF will explore international efforts to improve mass rescue response.

This diverse and interactive summit will allow organisations to hear the latest international SAR developments and case studies to help them develop practical strategies to improve their Search and Rescue operations.

Full program, event details and registration information at www.sar-europe.com

Telephone +44 (0) 20 7036 1300 or email enquire@iqpc.co.uk

The RIB & HSC Directory is pleased to be a media partner and supporter of Search and Rescue Europe 2013.

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DAY 1

  • ‘The big handshake’ - The road to integration

Squadron Leader Jonathan Heald, OC  ARCC, Royal Air Force

  • Portuguese Search & Rescue – Anticipating the risks, enhancing the response

Lieutenant-Commander Pedro Coelho Dias , Deputy Manager, Rescue Co-ordination Centre, MRCC Lisboa, Portuguese Navy

  • Search and Rescue in Cyprus and the Middle East Region

Captain Constantinos Fitiris, Commander, JRCC, Larnaka, Cyprus

  • Search and Rescue in the Himalayas

Gerold Biner, President, IKAR CISA and President, Air Zermatt

  • The Air Force Rescue Coordination Center (AFRCC)

Lieutenant Colonel Robert L. Russell IV, Commander, AFRCC

  • Examining the benefits, challenges  and specialities of running ARCC integrated with an ATC-unit

Mika Runsten, Chief, ARCC Finland

  • The Norwegian SAR Service - An integrated service

Stein Solberg, Chief of Operations, JRCC Norway

  • The Icelandic Coast Guard and search and rescue in and around Iceland

Captain Ásgrímur Lárus Ásgrímsson, Chief of Operations, Icelandic Coast Guard

  • Developing techniques for maritime emergencies in and around offshore wind farms and offshore renewable energy installations. Interactive panel discussion: Best practice SAR considerations for offshore wind farms internationally

Roly Mckie, Staff Officer SAR Operations, Maritime & Coastguard Agency

Stein Solberg, Chief of Operations, JRCC Norway

Captain Udo Fox, Executive Director, German Maritime Search and Rescue Service

Peter Lloyd, Head of Environmental Health and Safety, Siemens Energy

DAY 2

  • Multi-agency response to the July 22. 2011- Terrorist attack in Oslo and Utøya

Police Superintendent Kjell Jan Kverme, Oslo Police

Police Superintendent Torgeir Brenden, Oslo Police

  • Operational developments at the RNLI

Michael Vlasto, Director of Operations, RNLI

  • A new Airframe to enhance SAR capabilities: Developments from the Netherlands Air Force

John Van der Loo , Senior Lieutenant 1st Class, 860 SQN, Royal Netherlands Air Force

Roger Sherrif, Senior Lieutenant 2nd Class, 860 SQN, Royal Netherlands Air Force

  • Smart phone technology for SAR: A Coast Guard App to save lives

Chris Reynolds, Director, Irish Coast Guard

  • Managing risk and performance for maritime emergency response organisations

Rod Johnson, Senior Mariner, Eagle Lyon Pope Ltd

  • Training for competence in mountain rescue

Stuart Johnston, National Training Officer, Scottish Mountain Rescue

  • An overview of the mobilisation and deployment of USAR resources

Nick Searle, Area Manager, Merseyside Fire and Rescue Service

  • Inland Search & Rescue in the 21st century – Confusion or Confidence? What have we learned and how do we apply those lessons?

Colin Souter, Chair, UK SAR Inland Consultative Committee  

  • Interactive panel discussion: Improving interoperability and cooperation between SAR, Police and HEMS operations

Colin Souter, Chair, UK SAR Inland Consultative Committee  

Stuart Johnston, National Training Officer, Scottish Mountain Rescue
Squadron Leader Jonathan Heald, OC  ARCC, Royal Air Force
Nick Searle, Area Manager, Merseyside Fire and Rescue Service

Alex Toft, Director of Operations and Clinical Services, The Air Ambulance Service

  • The future of satellite Search and Rescue: Developments in the Galileo Project

Igor Stojkovic, Principal Search and Rescue Engineer, European Space Agency

  • Interactive scenario discussion facilitated by IMRF: ‘SAR capabilities: Where would we like to be in 20 years’ time?’

Led by David Jardine-Smith, Secretary, International Maritime Rescue Federation (IMRF)

DAY 3

  • Overview of IMRF’s project to improve maritime MRO response globally

David Jardine-Smith, Secretary, International Maritime Rescue Federation (IMRF)

  • Maritime mass casualty rescue beyond the reach of dedicated resources

James Instance, Rescue Coordination Centre Manager, MRCC Falmouth, HM Coastguard

  • Mass Rescue Operation case study: Lisco Gloria

Captain Udo Fox, Executive Director, German Maritime Search and Rescue Service

  • Filling the "SOLAS Gap" in Mass Rescue Operations

Fredrik Falkman, Industrial Designer, Swedish Sea Rescue Society FIRST project
Captain Mikael Hinnerson, Project Director, Swedish Sea Rescue Society FIRST project

  • An aeronautical and maritime overview of provisions for Mass Rescue Operations in Finland

Mika Runsten, Chief, ARCC Finland
Petteri Leppänen, Commander, SAR and Maritime Safety Unit, Finnish Border Guard

  • Major incident planning for mass rescue at sea: When SAR is not enough

Led by David Jardine-Smith, Secretary, International Maritime Rescue Federation (IMRF)

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