SAR UAE 2019 CONFERENCE PROGRAMME

DAY I - 20 November 2019


10:00 - 10:30 Registration and Refreshments


10:30 - 10:40 Chairman Address
Air Marshal Philip Sturley CB, MBE, BSc, FRAeS, RAF (Retd), UK

10:40 - 10:50 Welcome Address
Major General Stephen A. Toumajan, General Manager, National Search and Rescue Center, UAE

10:50 - 11:10 Keynote Address

His Excellency Lt. General Saif al Ariyanni, Deputy National Security Advisor and President, National Search and Rescue Center, United Arab Emirates (subject to availability) 


11:10 - 11:40 Training Academy for Search and Rescue
Lt. Commander Richard Burke, Advisor to the Training Directorate, National Search and Rescue Center, UAE

11:40 - 12:10  Communication Trends 

Peter Broadhurst, Senior Vice President of Safety & Security Services, Inmarsat Maritime, UK  


12:10 - 12:30 ViDAR Capability Updates 

Speaker TBC

12:30 - 13:00 Refreshment Break and Networking 

13:00 - 13:20 Why Every Search & Rescue Aviation Asset Should Carry an Automated Search & Detection Sensor

Greg Davis, Founder & CEO, Overwatch Imaging, USA
Colleen Jones, Sales & Marketing, Overwatch Imaging, USA 


13:20 - 13:50 Integrating MRCC, ARCC & MCC Aviation Support Activities

Douglas MacDonald, recently Head of Aviation Operations, Maritime & Coastguard Agency, UK  
 

13:50 - 14:20 Training Standards / Model Course Development for a JRCC 
David Edwards, International SAR Expert, US Coast Guard, USA


14:20 - 14:30 Question & Answer Session

14:30 Chairman’s Closing Remarks

DAY II - 21  November 2019

10:00 - 10:30 Registration and Refreshments

10:30 - 10:40 Chairman Address
Air Marshal Philip Sturley CB, MBE, BSc, FRAeS, RAF (Retd), UK

10:40 - 11:10 NZ JRCC Organisation Approach
Nigel Clifford, Deputy Director Safety & Response Systems, Maritime New Zealand
Paul Craven, Deputy Manager (Operations), Maritime New Zealand, New Zealand 

11:10 - 11:40 Developing SAR Training Requirements
Lieutenant Roy Cromer, National Search and Rescue School, US Coast Guard, USA

11:40 - 12:10 R&D Trends in Search & Rescue
Speaker TBC

12:10 - 12:40 Refreshment Break and Networking 


12:40 - 13:00 UAE Mission Control Center

Yousef al Ali, National Search and Rescue Center, UAE

13:00 - 13:20 Presentation Title to be Confirmed
Speaker TBC

13:20 - 13:50 Drone Procedure Optimisation Study:  Raising Standards to Save More Lives
Gemma Alcock, Founder & Managing Director, SkyBound Innovations, UK 

13:50 - 14:05 Question & Answer Session
 
14:05 Chairman’s Closing Remarks and Conference Close