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Search & Rescue UAE 2019

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Search & Rescue UAE 2019

Search & Rescue UAE 2019 will look at the challenges being faced across this important sector. Combining a mixture of thought leader sessions, live demonstrations and presentations this event series continues to showcase the trends in technology, training solutions, the privatisation of airborne capability and the introduction of unmanned solutions.

Taking place alongside the renowned Dubai AirShow, this two-day conference will provide a unique opportunity for search & rescue specialists, operators and government representatives to share experience, debate on the latest industry issues and discuss future developments.



Search & Rescue UAE 2019 CONFERENCE PROGRAMME

DAY I – 20 November 2019

10:00 – 10:30 Registration and Refreshments

10:30 – 10:40 Chairman Address
Air Marshal Philip Sturley CB, MBE, BSc, FRAeS, RAF (Retd), UK

10:40 – 10:50 Welcome Address
Al Yazyah Nasser al Falasi, National Search and Rescue Center, UAE

10:50 – 11:10 Keynote Address
H.E. Major General Stephen A. Toumajan, General Manager, National Search and Rescue Center, UAE

11:10 – 11:40 Standardization & Harmonization of Search & Rescue Training / NSRC Training Academy
Lt. Commander Richard Burke, U.S. Coastgurad (ret.), Advisor to the Training Directorate, National Search and Rescue Center, UAE

11:40 – 12:10 Communication Trends

Peter Broadhurst, Senior Vice President of Safety & Security Services, Inmarsat Maritime, UK

12:10 – 12:30 ViDAR Capability Updates

Speaker TBC

12:30 – 13:00 Refreshment Break and Networking

13:00 – 13:20 Why Every Search & Rescue Aviation Asset Should Carry an Automated Search & Detection Sensor

Greg Davis, Founder & CEO, Overwatch Imaging, USA
Colleen Jones, Sales & Marketing, Overwatch Imaging, USA

13:20 – 13:50 Integrating MRCC, ARCC & MCC Aviation Support Activities

Douglas MacDonald, recently Head of Aviation Operations, Maritime & Coastguard Agency, UK

13:50 – 14:20 Search & Rescue Training
David Edwards, Chair, ICAO/IMO Joint Working Group on SAR / International SAR Expert, US Coast Guard, USA

14:20 – 14:30 Question & Answer Session

14:30 Chairman’s Closing Remarks

DAY II – 21 November 2019

10:00 – 10:30 Registration and Refreshments

10:30 – 10:40 Chairman Address
Air Marshal Philip Sturley CB, MBE, BSc, FRAeS, RAF (Retd), UK

10:40 – 11:10 NZ JRCC Organisation Approach
Nigel Clifford, Deputy Director Safety & Response Systems, Maritime New Zealand, New Zealand
Paul Craven, Deputy Manager (Operations), Maritime New Zealand, New Zealand

11:10 – 11:40 Developing SAR Training Requirements
Lieutenant Roy Cromer, Senior Instructor, National Search and Rescue School, US Coast Guard, USA

11:40 – 12:00 Presentation Title To Be Confirmed
Colin Steven, Managing Director, Altitude Systems, United Arab Emirates
Peter Walker, Global Sales Director, Viking Air Limited, Canada
Marcus Gurtner, CSO, Airborne Technologies GmbH, Austria

12:00 – 12:30 Refreshment Break and Networking

12:30 – 12:50 UAE Mission Control Center
Yousef al Ali, Head of MCC Section, National Search and Rescue Center, UAE

12:50 – 13:10 Presentation Title To Be Confirmed
Speaker TBC

13:10 – 13:40 R&D Trends in Search & Rescue
Andrew Tarr, Director/Technical Specialist, IT Rescue Solutions Ltd, New Zealand

13:40 – 14:10 Drone Procedure Optimisation Study: Raising Standards to Save More Lives
Gemma Alcock, Founder & CEO, SkyBound Rescuer, UK

14:10 – 14:25 Question & Answer Session

14:25 Chairman’s Closing Remarks and Conference Close


  • Dates: 20/11/2019 > 21/11/2019
  • Venue: Dubai Air Show, UAE
  • Event Website: www.sar-uae.com/


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