Multinational technology firm GMV will be playing an essential role in the project known as the Integrated Innovation Program for Maritime Rescue, or iSAR.
This is an ambitious program led by Spain’s Maritime Rescue and Safety Society (Sociedad de Salvamento y Seguridad Marítima or SASEMAR) and it will allow that public entity to solidify its status as a leading international provider of search and rescue services, while also improving maritime security and fighting pollution.
To execute the iSAR program, SASEMAR will make use of Camcopter S 100 unmanned helicopters provided by the Austrian company Schiebel. The aim is to further develop maritime search and rescue (SAR) capabilities by achieving a higher level of automation. Schiebel’s Camcopter S 100 will incorporate advanced sensors that can detect vessels in distress and drifting objects, locate pollution sources in the water and air and identify explosive atmospheres.
Schiebel will be relying upon GMV to provide the plug and play network infrastructure, which will allow for real-time communications between maritime vessels and aircraft on the high seas and coordination centers on land.
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