Advances in search and rescue at sea

@article{Breivik2012AdvancesIS,
  title={Advances in search and rescue at sea},
  author={{\O}yvind Breivik and Arthur A. Allen and Christophe Maisondieu and Michel Olagnon},
  journal={Ocean Dynamics},
  year={2012},
  volume={63},
  pages={83-88}
}
A topical collection on “Advances in Search and Rescue at Sea” has appeared in recent issues of Ocean Dynamics following the latest in a series of workshops on “Technologies for Search and Rescue and other Emergency Marine Operations” (2004, 2006, 2008, and 2011), hosted by IFREMER in Brest, France. Here, we give a brief overview of the history of search and rescue at sea before we summarize the main results of the papers that have appeared in the topical collection. 

Search and rescue at sea aided by hidden flow structures

Hidden flow features that attract floating objects provide critical information for hazard responses, such as SAR and oil spill containment, and hence have the potential to save lives and limit environmental disasters.

Search and Rescue Applications: On the Need to Improve Ocean Observing Data Systems in Offshore or Remote Locations

Search and rescue (SAR) in remote maritime locations is a difficult mission. One of the limitations in these isolated regions is the low density of available oceanographic data for model validation.

Intelligent Drone Swarm for Search and Rescue Operations at Sea

An autonomous fleet of self-organizing intelligent drones that would enable the coverage of a broader area, speeding-up the search processes and finally increasing the efficiency and effectiveness of migrants rescue operations are proposed.

Evaluation of the search and rescue LEEWAY model in the Tyrrhenian Sea: a new point of view

Abstract. The trajectories' prediction of floating objects above the sea surface represents an important task in search and rescue (SAR) operations. In this paper we show how it is possible to

Comparative Analysis of Renowned Softwares for Search and Rescue Operations

Comparison of renowned SAR software systems, including SARPlan, SARIS, SAROPS, SARMAP and TRANSAS, produces results that show characteristics of application of the individual programs with regard to search areas and material and human resources.

Maritime Search and Rescue (MSAR) Operations: An Analysis of Optimal Asset Allocation

Managing sea rescue assets and their distribution in the various search and rescue (SAR) locations should be carried out according to some well-defined criteria in order to cover SAR areas of the

APPLICATIONS OF DATUM MARKER BUOY DATA TO SEARCH AND RESCUE OF PERSONS IN WATER

The seas around Taiwan have been ranked as posing a moderate risk to ocean-going activities because of heavy ocean traffic and severe weather conditions such as typhoons and monsoons. Taiwan’s Coast

The physical oceanography of the transport of floating marine debris

Marine plastic debris floating on the ocean surface is a major environmental problem. However, its distribution in the ocean is poorly mapped, and most of the plastic waste estimated to have entered
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