Join us at The Star Gold Coast this May!
The 2018 Australian and New Zealand Search and Rescue Conference will this year be held on Wednesday 23rd May 2018 This one day event aligns alongside the Australian and New Zealand Disaster and Emergency Management Conference on Monday 21st and Tuesday 22nd May. With an emphasis on discussion, debate and ideas exchange, the Program will includeRead More
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The Behaviour of Lost People; How Psychology of a Person Can Help or Hinder the Searcher
While understanding the physical characteristics and trends of lost people is important to a search coordinator, it is also vital that some understanding of the psychological aspects of their behaviour is utilised during the planning stage. As per Maslow’s hierarchy of needs, there are some basic physiological requirements of all humans such as food, water,Read More
Why Submit an Abstract to the 2018 Australian & New Zealand Search and Rescue Conference?
Looking to expand your network, further your skills and learn more about the future of search and rescue from seasoned industry professionals? Discover the benefits of submitting an abstract to the 2018 Australian & New Zealand Search and Rescue Conference and get started on your piece today! Share your experience As a Presenter, you not onlyRead More
Discussion of issues, challenges and opportunities in SAR
The 2016 Australian and New Zealand Search and Rescue Conference (ANZSAR); Land, Sea & Air took place last week at Jupiter’s Gold Coast. Opening with a fascinating Keynote presentation from Dr Paul Luckin AM, Medical Consultant, SAR Training Australia on time frames for survival in SAR, Dr Luckin talked about how to assess time framesRead More
Search and rescue robot uses static electricity to stick to virtually any surface
The key to any successful search-and-rescue operation is knowing what you’re dealing with, but especially for complex and time-consuming missions, that can be challenging. One possible solution: tiny flying robots that can canvas an area and return up-to-date information. Current “microbots” tend to run out of energy quickly, but scientists are close to overcoming thatRead More
EgyptAir MS804: search and rescue at sea is never easy
The disappearance of EgyptAir flight MS804, presumed lost over the eastern Mediterranean on a flight between Paris and Cairo with all 66 on board, is the latest passenger aircraft to go missing. The loss of Malaysia Airlines flight MH370 along with its 239 passengers over the Indian Ocean in March 2014 still looms large –Read More
The role of social media in SAR situations
Using social media in SAR and disaster management is fast becoming an integral part of operations. But how can social media in search and rescue help the recovery effort more quickly? Dr Melanie Irons, Psychology Lecturer, Charles Darwin University, keynote speaker at the 2016 Australian and New Zealand Search and Rescue Conference (ANZSAR); Land, SeaRead More
Countdown to SAR Conference – last chance to register!
With less than 3 weeks until The 2016 Australian and New Zealand Search and Rescue Conference (ANZSAR); Land, Sea & Air there is still time to register for the Conference which will discuss the issues and challenges in Search and Rescue and continue the support of professional development in new training, techniques and requirements. ToRead More
Arviat program aims to lower rising search and rescue numbers
A Montreal researcher and local Inuit in Arviat, Nunavut, hope a new traditional skills program aimed at youth will help curb the rising number of search and rescue operations across the territory. Dylan Clark, a member of McGill University’s Climate Change Adaptation Research Group, has analyzed search and rescue data from the past decade. “There’s been a pretty steadyRead More
Swarms of drones will soon be use in SAR operations
In 2010, Haiti suffered a devastating 7.0 magnitude earthquake that decimated much of its infrastructure and left many under rubble. An extraordinary group of 62 teams approaching some 1,800 people were able to rescue 132 victims in an 11-day period, and while those efforts are amazingly commendable, there’s a future in which drones could assistRead More