2022 SAR Controllers Workshop

April 26-28, 2022

SAR controller workshop 2022 group photo
SAR Controllers Workshop, April 2022

NOAA/SARSAT along with USCG Office of Search and Rescue hosted the Search and Rescue (SAR) Controllers Workshop at the NOAA Center for Weather and Climate Prediction (NCWCP) in College Park, Maryland USA, from April 26 – 28, 2022.  The workshop was attended by SAR professionals from the US Air Force and US Coast Guard Rescue Coordination Centers (RCCs). This annual workshop is critical for coordination between the US SARSAT Program and it’s data users. The workshop provides an opportunity for the SARSAT US Mission Control Center to update SAR data users on current SARSAT alert response procedures, USMCC policies, distress beacon issues, database management (RGDB, IHDB, IBRD), and other related SARSAT System topics with an emphasis on lessons learned from real-world SAR cases.

The US SARSAT Program (USCG, USAF, NOAA, and NASA) will use the feedback from this workshop to determine any need for policy or system changes or enhancements. In addition, the lessons learned from this workshop will be used to shape future workshops.

Following are copies of the 2022 SAR Workshop presentations: