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24
Feb

Forum speaker announcement: Dr Alexander Cox, ASEM Council Member for WA – I found the survivor now what

The Search and Rescue industry is huge. It encompasses everything from ground to sea to air and everything in between. A huge amount of resources and technology has been put into finding those lost and alone but one thing that many people forget is that what do you actually need to do when you find

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23
Feb

Forum speaker announcement Mr Dean Storey, Deputy Commissioner, Marine Rescue NSW keeping boaters safer on the water

We are pleased to announce Mr Dean Storey, Deputy Commissioner, Marine Rescue NSW as a forum speaker at the 2016 Australian and New Zealand Search and Rescue Conference (ANZSAR) to be held at Jupiters Hotel, Gold Coast on 1 June 2016. Mr Dean Storey will be discussing how we can help keep boaters safer on

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16
Feb

Lost in the forest? How a SAR drone might help you get home

Hikers often get lost when out trekking in the woods and with new emerging technology they might be guided back safely using SAR drone quadcopter navigation that uses a deep neural network. The deep neural network enables an unsupervised drone to determine the direction of a path using an on-board camera. In an article published

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11
Feb

Are cockroach inspired robots the future of search and rescue?

Cockroaches are small and can get into all the nooks and crannies. They manoeuvre well through small spaces and actually compress their bodies to fit through small cracks. According to an article in the Sydney Morning Herald this week cockroaches make good models for robots of the future designed to find survivors in collapsed buildings.

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10
Feb

Keynote announcement: Dr Melanie Irons, Psychology Lecturer, Charles Darwin University, NT

When a State is in a state of emergency, and thousands of people are cut off without power, phone reception and in desperate need of supplies, social media can be a useful resource for reaching those in need and those who can help. As a keynote speaker at the 2016 Australian and New Zealand Search

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04
Feb

Chinese vessel joining search for MH 370

Media Release Office of The Hon Warren Truss MP, Minister for Infrastructure and Regional Development WT031/2016 29 January 2016 As the search for missing Malaysia Airlines flight MH 370 continues, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister for Infrastructure and Regional Development Warren Truss today announced that a Chinese ship, Dong Hai Jiu 101, will be deployed

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02
Feb

Drones: Future Tool Of Outdoors Search And Rescue?

January 21, 2016, 12:16 pm |  Sean McCoy   Search and Rescue: The term conjures images of dangerous work under stressful conditions with high stakes at hand. In the future, drones will likely be a tool for SAR professionals, perhaps something like a crevasse-penetrating concept unveiled this week. A new Search and Rescue (SAR) tool

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28
Jan

Search and rescue teams hold out last hopes for Marines missing in Hawaii

By Molly Jackson January 19, 2016 Fire Department rescue personnel stand near a department helicopter near the beach at Haleiwa, Hawaii, Friday, Jan. 15, 2016. Two Marine helicopters carrying 12 crew members collided off the island of Oahu during a nighttime training mission, and rescuers are searching a debris field in choppy waters, military officials

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25
Jan

SAR Resources not Strained by Tasmanian Tourism Boom

Tasmanian bushwalking tourism boom no strain on resources, police say by Sallese Gibson Posted 3 Jan 2016, 12:57pm Search-and-rescue operations are not straining police resources in Tasmania, the force has said, and officials are confident they can deal with more, even as bushwalking tourism expands in the state. Since last July, there have been 62

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