Orolia, through its McMurdo brand, has been awarded a contract by the UK Maritime and Coastguard Agency (MCA) for nationwide enhancements to its existing Search and Rescue (SAR) satellite technology, that will allow the MCA to operate with the new Medium-altitude Earth Orbit Search and Rescue (MEOSAR) satellites that are currently being deployed.
McMurdo has launched a web-based MEOSAR Knowledge Centre, an information portal for those wanting to learn more about the MEOSAR (Medium Earth Orbit Search and Rescue) project, the next generation version of the Cospas-Sarsat international search and rescue (SAR) satellite system that has helped to save more than 40,000 lives since 1982.
The Irish Coast Guard has successfully deployed a new information system designed to boost the organisation’s incident management and Search and Rescue functions.
Human Rights at Sea (HRAS), an independent maritime human rights organisation based in London, has announced the launch of the ‘Missing Seafarers Reporting Programme’,an international database where details of missing seafarers and fishermen can be submitted and recorded.
A team from the University of Leicester is trialling a concept that uses satellite imagery to more accurately locate vessels and aircraft at sea, with the hope of improving safety and aiding rescue operations, such as the search for missing Malaysian flight MH370.
Techno-Sciences, Inc. (TSi), a subsidiary of search and rescue (SAR) systems provider McMurdo Group, reports that it has secured contracts totaling almost €5 million with the governments of Cyprus, Brunei and Argentina, as well as with NASA in the United States.
Germany’s Global Health Care (GHC) reports that it is developing a telemedicine solution for offshore windfarms and rescue vessels, in partnership with two Berlin hospitals and the German Maritime Search and Rescue Service (DGzRS), headquartered in Bremen.
Australian students are developing “driverless boats that can think for themselves in an emergency,” reports the Queensland University of Technology (QUT) in Brisbane.
A McMurdo company has won a €13 million contract to provide MEOSAR (Medium-altitude Earth Orbit Search and Rescue) installations in Australia and New Zealand.
Orolia’s McMurdo Group today announced that it has completed the acquisition of Techno-Sciences, Inc. (TSi), a provider of SAR satellite ground stations, saying that it will allow it to become the world’s number one provider of end-to-end search-and-rescue solutions.
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