McMurdo Group Continues its Webinar Series with Focus on MEOSAR – the Next-Generation Search and Rescue Satellite System – Leading MEOSAR scientist and expert from U.S. National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) to headline free webinar on April 24, 2014
Sophia Antipolis, France – April 17, 2014 – McMurdo Group, a global leader in end-to-end search and rescue (SAR) and maritime domain awareness (MDA) solutions, today announced that it will host the second of its three-part webinar series on Search and Rescue (SAR) – “MEOSAR: Are You Ready for the Next-Generation Search and Rescue Satellite System?” The webinar, scheduled for Thursday, April 24, will feature MEOSAR experts Jerry Nardi, Chief Scientist from Techno-Sciences, Inc. and Mickey Fitzmaurice, SARSAT Systems Engineer from NOAA.
MEOSAR (Medium Earth Orbiting Search and Rescue) is expected to revolutionize the COSPAS-SARSAT satellite-based Search and Rescue system – enhancing a proven system which has helped to save over 35,000 lives (5 lives per day) since 1982. MEOSAR’s technological advancements will enhance distress beacon detection rates, improve location accuracy and reduce emergency response times to potentially save even more lives.
“MEOSAR: Are You Ready for the Next Generation in Search & Rescue Satellite?”
· Thursday, April, 24, 2014, 11:00 a.m. EDT / 8:00 a.m. PDT / 3:00 p.m. GMT
o Jerry Nardi, Chief Scientist from Techno-Sciences, Inc.
o Mickey Fitzmaurice, SARSAT Systems Engineer, NOAA
· This webinar will provide an overview of MEOSAR, the next generation COSPAS-SARSAT satellite-based search and rescue system. The new MEOSAR is currently in the Testing and Development stage and scheduled to go fully operational in 2018. Yet many people affected by the search and rescue ecosystem know little about the exciting improvements MEOSAR will bring to the industry.
The third webinar in the Search and Rescue series will be:
“The Real World of Search and Rescue – Case Studies and Applications for Today and in the Future”
· Thursday, May 29, 2014, 11:00 a.m. EDT / 8:00 a.m. PDT / 3:00 p.m. GMT
· This session will present real-life rescue stories and actual use cases that demonstrate the innovative ways SAR applications are being applied to improve safety and save lives.
For the latest details on the series or to register, visit https://www.brighttalk.com/
About McMurdo Group
McMurdo Group is a global leader in search and rescue and maritime domain awareness solutions. A division of Orolia (NYSE Alternext Paris – FR0010501015 – ALORO), McMurdo Group brings together 140 combined years of experience by consolidating proven Boatracs, Kannad, McMurdo and Techno-Sciences, Inc. (pending acquisition close) brands into the industry’s most comprehensive portfolio of life-saving and tracking technologies that save time, costs and lives. Airbus, Boeing, the British Royal Navy, the U.S. Coast Guard, NASA and others are among the hundreds of aviation, maritime, and military customers around the world using McMurdo Group distress beacons, satellite connectivity infrastructure, monitoring/positioning software and emergency response management solutions. Established in January 2014, McMurdo Group is based in Sophia Antipolis, France and has additional offices in France, US and UK.