09
Mar

dene duthieWe are pleased to announce Mr Dene Duthie, Auckland Search and Rescue Co-ordinator, New Zealand Police who will speak at the 2016 Australian and New Zealand Search and Rescue Conference (ANZSAR); Land, Sea & Air.

Mr Duthie will speak in the Technology and Operations stream on ‘Using Technology to search for wanderers in an urban environment’.

Auckland the largest city in New Zealand has a large issue with wanderers in an urban environment with at least two people a day going missing.

This has become a strain on resources for search and rescue. In 2009 Auckland search and rescue police and land search and rescue volunteers introduced a radio frequency DF tracking system for wanderers.

The NZ Police have developed a robust structure to meet the needs of Aucklanders that wander.

The presentation will identify the importance of profiling a missing wanderer to enhance the search success. To date an excess of 270 searches have been undertaken using this technology.

The NZ police have also looked at other technology such as GPS and other types the advantages and disadvantages, also the reasons why we stuck with radio frequency tracking.

The presentation will also discuss advancements in technology.

The 2016 Australian and New Zealand Search and Rescue Conference (ANZSAR); Land, Sea & Air will be held at the Jupiters Hotel, Gold Coast on the 1 June 2016.

To register for the conference CLICK HERE. Early bird registrations close on Monday 18th April.

The new bigger and better ANZSAR aims to tackle the issues and challenges in Search and Rescue and continue the support of professional development in new training, techniques and requirements.

The Program includes 6 Keynote presentations, 26 Forum presentations and poster presentations for the Search and Rescue community to continue their learning and understanding of others research and experiences.

With an impressive program of keynote speakers and targeted forums it makes this the premier conference to attend in the Oceania region.



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