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
Ali Mohamed Al Naqbi, Head of Liaison Unit, National Search and Rescue Center, UAE

10:50 - 11:10 Keynote Address 
H.E. Major General Stephen A. Toumajan, General Manager, National Search and Rescue Center, UAE


11:10 - 11:40 Standardization & Harmonization of Search & Rescue Training / NSRC Training Academy
Lt. Commander Richard Burke, U.S. Coastgurad (ret.), 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 Night ViDAR – Reclaiming the Night

Simon Olsen,  Director Business Development, Strategy & Partnerships, Sentient Vision Systems, Australia 

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 Search & Rescue Training
David Edwards, Chair, ICAO/IMO Joint Working Group on SAR / International SAR Expert, US Coast Guard, USA


14:20 - 14:30 Question & Answer Session

14:30 Chairman’s Closing Remarks

19:00 Conference Dinner at Lapita, Dubai Parks and Resorts, Autograph Collection Hotel


DAY II - 21  November 2019

10:00 - 10:25 Registration and Refreshments

10:25 - 10:30 Chairman Address
Air Marshal Philip Sturley CB, MBE, BSc, FRAeS, RAF (Retd), UK

10:30 - 11:00 New Zealand’s Approach to Search & Rescue Through Cooperation & Partnership
Nigel Clifford, Deputy Director Safety & Response Systems, Maritime New Zealand, New Zealand
Paul Craven, Deputy Manager (Operations), Maritime New Zealand, New Zealand 

11:00 - 11:30 Developing SAR Training Requirements
Lieutenant Roy Cromer, Senior Instructor, National Search and Rescue School, US Coast Guard, USA

11:30 - 11:50 Your Airborne SAR & ISR Missions are our Business
Peter Walker, Global Sales Director, Viking Air Limited, Canada
Marcus Gurtner, CSO, Airborne Technologies GmbH, Austria
In conjunction with Altitude Systems, UAE

11:50 - 12:20 Refreshment Break and Networking 


12:20 - 12:40 UAE Mission Control Center

Yousef al Ali, Head of MCC Section, National Search and Rescue Center, UAE

12:40 - 13:00 Cyprus SAR Training & Set Up

Ian Bryant, Instructor, Cobham Helicopter Academy, Cobham Aviation Services, UK 


13:00 - 13:30 A Brief Look at SAR Technological Advances (Past, Present & Future)
Andrew Tarr, Director/Technical Specialist, IT Rescue Solutions Ltd, New Zealand

13:30 - 14:00 Drone Procedure Optimisation Study:  Raising Standards to Save More Lives
Gemma Alcock, Founder & CEO, SkyBound Rescuer, UK 

14:00 - 14:10 Question & Answer Session
 
14:10 Chairman’s Closing Remarks and Conference Close